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JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico. For more information about JSTOR, please contact email@example.com. NURSING NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS NATIONAL AMERICAN NURSES' ASSOCIATION Nurses' Relief Fund, Report for October, 1917 Receipts Previously acknowledged $2,571.89 Interest on bond 20.00 Cheque returned from application No. 9, not required 10.00 Alumnae Association of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 50.00 Lily A. Heward, Orange, N. J 1.00 Milwaukee County Hospital Nurses' Alumnae Association 5.00 Canton Graduate Nurses' Association, Canton, Ohio 25.00 Nurses' Alumnae Association, St. Joseph's Hospital, Philadelphia. . 25.00 Bertha M. Beck, St. Joseph's Hospital Alumnae Association, Phila- delphia 5.00 Janette Peterson, Chairman California State Nurses Association: Alameda County. Julia Ryan, Oakland $1.00 Catherine C. Martin, Berkeley 2.00 Mrs. Rita Kerr Rieley, Oakland 2.00 Mrs. H. A. Coggins, Oakland 2.00 Nellie M. Burns, Oakland 1.00 Celia J. Carlos, Oakland 1.00 Gessie E. Jones, Madison, Yolo Co 1.00 Mrs. Josephine K. Hayes, Oakland 1.00 Margaret Shannon, Oakland 5.00 Lillian Hans, Berkeley 1.00 Miss J. Brenner, Berkeley 1.00 18.00 San Diego County. Mrs. Lucy E. Winters $5.00 Daisy M. Hanscom 5.00 Mary A. Jacobson, San Diego 5.00 Laura Lea, San Diego 5.00 Laura V. Allenson, San Diego 5.00 Anna Suter, San Diego 5.00 Clara Grice, LaJolla 1.00 Mary Ellen Kershaw 5.00 36.00 Santa Clara County. Louise Groth, Santa Clara 1.00 Los Angeles County. Marie M. Delamere, Pasadena $2.00 Harriet M. Delamere, Pasadena 1.00 A friend, Pasadena 1.00 Anna Seright, Pasadena 1.00 Emily Little, Pasadena 50 Ellen R. Leidigh, Los Angeles 2.00 7.50 Mrs. G. M. Pickering, Woodbourne, Pa 1.10 Rubie L. Cameron, Worcester, Mass 2.00 Janet Fisher, Houston, Texas 1.00 Marietta B. Squire, Newark, N. J 1.00 Mary Rebecca Noble, Pittsburgh, Pa 1.00 241 242 The American Journal of Nursing Arkansas State Graduate Nurses' Association 125.00 Alumnae Association of the New York City Training School 25.00 Charity Hospital Alumnae Association, New Orleans, La 10.00 Ethel Sherman, Berkeley, Cal 1.00 Fifth District Association of the Illinois State Assn 10.00 In memory of Kate Annabel Morrison, Brooklyn, N. Y 21.48 $2,973.97 Disbursements Application approved No. 1, 33rd payment $5.00 Application approved No. 2, 22nd payment 5.00 Application approved No. 6, 18th payment 15.00 Application approved No. 7, 12th payment 15.00 Application approved No. 11, 9th payment 10.00 Application approved No. 12, 7th payment 10.00 Liberty Loan Bond 1,000.00 1,060.00 $ 1,913.97 16 bonds, par value 16,000.00 2 certificates of stock 2,000.00 4 Liberty Loan Bonds 4,000.00 Balance November 1, 1917 $23,913.67 Contributions for the Relief Fund should be sent to Mrs. C. V. Twiss, treasurer, 419 West 144th St., New York City, and cheques made payable to the Farmers Loan and Trust Company, New York City. For information, address Elizabeth E. Golding, Chairman, care American Journal of Nursing, 45 South Union Street, Rochester, N. Y. M. LOUISE TWISS, Treasurer. THE ISABEL HAMPTON ROBB MEMORIAL FUND The Committee in charge of this Fund wishes to call the attention of prospective students to the four places in which scholarships granted by this Fund can be used: Cleveland, Chicago, Boston and New York City. All ap- plications received during the past twelve months have been for the two latter places, but the advantages for taking courses in Public Health Nursing in either Cleveland or Chicago should not be overlooked. A descriptive circu- lar of the scholarships offered will be sent on request. Applications for the present year are closed, but those for next winter can be made at any time. Address the secretary, Katharine DeWitt,. 45 South Union Street, Roch- ester, N. Y. THE McISAAC LOAN FUND Loans not exceeding $100 are made from this fund for educational pur- poses. The Fund now amounts to $728.50. It is hoped that it may be augmented by gifts in memory of Isabel Mclsaac from her former pupils or friends or by any who have been helped by her life or her work. Contribu- tions should be sent to the treasurer of the Fund, Mary M. Riddle, Newton Hospital, Newton Lower Falls, Mass. WAR INSURANCE The new bill for War Insurance which applies to nurses, as well as to soldiers and sailors, is too long and complicated to quote in full. The follow- ing extracts from a statement by the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in regard to its provisions will make clear the provisions of the measure: Nursing News and Announcements 243 "Compensation for death or disability resulting from injuries or disease contracted in the line of duty applies to commissioned officers and Army and Navy nurses as well as to the enlisted men. Where the injury or disease is caused by the wilful misconduct of the man, compensation will not be paid. * * * In case of total disability, the monthly compensation runs from a minimum of $30, if the injured man has neither wife nor child living, to a maximum of $75, if he has a wife and three or more children living, with $10 a month extra if he has a widowed mother dependent upon him. The maximum is enlarged still further for, when the disabled man constantly requires a nurse or attendant, twenty dollars monthly may be added. If the disability is due to the loss of both feet, both hands, or total blindness of both eyes, or if he is helpless and permanently bedridden, $100 monthly is granted. In cases of partial disability, the amount of compensation is determined accord- ing to a schedule to be based upon the extent of the impairment of earning capacity. Reasonable governmental medical, surgical and hospital services and supplies, such as artificial limbs and trusses, are also given. No com- pensation is payable for death or disabilities which do not occur prior to dis- charge or resignation, unless the insured, within one year of the time of resignation, is certified to have received injuries likely to result in death or disability. The law contemplates future legislation for re-education and vocational training for the disabled. It gives them full pay and their families the same allowance as for the last month of actual service during the term of re-education. The insurance may be applied for by all officers, nurses and enlisted men, and is granted without medical examination in multiples of $500. The insurance shall not be less than $1000 and not more than $10,000. The Government assumes the entire war risk and the entire cost of administration. The rates charged are net peace rates. During the war, yearly term insurance is issued convertible within five years after the war into more permanent forms. The term insurance costs a man of 25 only $6.60 a month for the entire $10,000 insurance. The insurance is to be paid out in 240 monthly installments; to the insured during the continuance of the total and permanent disability and if he dies before he has received 240 install- ments, then the balance to certain members of his family after his death." COMMITTEE ON NURSING. The report of the Committee on Nursing of the General Medical Board of the Council of National Defense, made to the General Medical Board on October 21, by the secretary, Miss Crandall, summarizes the recent work of the Committee under the following heads, which we give in brief: 1. The object of its work is to determine the present supply and to ensure a continuous supply of graduate nurses for military and civil needs. It also wishes to prove that American nurses, with the help of others more or less equipped, can meet the demands of the Army and Navy and will not ignore or neglect their duty toward the civilian population. 2. The survey being made by the various states will show the available nursing strength of the country. The result of the survey in New York City has been presented in printed form. 3. While waiting for the results of the survey, a questionaire has shown: (a)no serious shortage of nurses now; (b)in addition to the usual 13,000 graduates of the coming year, 1200 seniors can be released in January and February instead of in the following June; (c) many seniors are being assigned 244 The American Journal of Nursing to practice work, under supervision, in public health work, thereby relieving the shortage there; (d) 2600 students, above the usual number, have entered schools of nursing this fall. There is also an advance in their educational qualifications which may make possible the use of seniors, later, as head nurses, or the course of training may be somewhat shortened for them; (e) private duty nurses are entering other fields of nursing work ;(f) the Sub-committee on Public Health Nursing has been able to nominate to the Red Cross, suita- ble candidates for public health work in the cantonments or abroad. 4. The Committee's efforts to augment the supply of nurses and at the same time to preserve the system of nursing education to meet future needs, as well as those of the present, are in accord with the experience of the medical profession. The support of the General Medical Board in these efforts is appreciated. 5. The Committee's effort has the endorsement of the Committee on Co-operation with States and of the Woman's Committee. 6. The Committee realizes that its work has only begun. 7. An analysis of the general correspondence will point the way for further developments. 8. Another volunteer worker has been added to the staff. 9. A campaign of publicity is being conducted through newspapers and magazines. 10. State committees on nursing have been formed or are being formed in all the states. 11. Work touching reconstruction hospitals was begun, but has been suspended because it is being handled by another committee. 12. The Committee through one of its members has concerned itself to have Army and Navy nurses included in the compensation benefits of the new Insurance Law, as well as in the insurance. 13. The Committee will try to help training schools to secure added funds to care for their increased schools. 14. The Committee is not confining its work to Washington, but is en- deavoring to strengthen and co-ordinate nursing with lay interests in all parts of the United States. ARMY NURSE CORPS Appointments. — Hazel W. Miller, graduate of St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago, 111.; Addie B. Ament, St. Joseph's Training School, Tacoma, Wash.; Susie Alice Clark, Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, Wash.; Emily L. McLean, Aberdeen General Hospital, Aberdeen, Wash., post graduate course, two months, St. Luke's Hospital, San Francisco, Cal., three months, St. Joseph's Training School, Tacoma, Wash.; assigned to duty at Camp Lewis, American Lake, Washington. Camila G. Booth, Michael Reese Hospital Training School, Chicago, 111.; Jane Flynn, Friends' Hospital Training School, Philadelphia, Pa.; Mabel C. O'Hara, St. Peter's General Training School, New Brunswick, N. J., assigned to duty at Walter Reed General Hospital, Takoma Park, D. C; Lillian B. Raines, Waverly Hill Sanatorium, Louisville, Ky., assigned to duty at Camp Taylor, Louisville, Ky.; Lelia lone Given, Cottage Hospital, Creston, Iowa, post graduate course in Woman's Hospital, New York, one year assistant superintendent, Woman's Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.; Bessie M. Gwin, St. Mary's Training School, Walla Walla, Wash.; Caroline L. Martin, Fabiola Hospital Training School for Nurses, Oakland, California. Nursing News and Announcements 245 Transfers. — To Camp MacArthur, Waco, Tex.: Callie D. Woodley, with assignment to duty as chief nurse; Anna R. Smith, Elizabeth A. Snyder. To Camp Lee, Petersburg, Va.: Mary Beecroft, with assignment to duty as chief nurse. To Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, S. C; Edna M. Beyrer, with as- signment to duty as chief nurse; Margaret Mullen. To Fort Monroe, Va.: Laura C. Heston, with assignment to duty as temporary chief nurse; Mary R. McHarry. To Walter Reed General Hospital, Takoma Park, D. C: Mildred C. Brown. To Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Miss.: Josephine E. Heffernan, with assignment to duty as chief nurse; Amelia I. Goodine, Mary A. Lafferty. To Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Ga. : Pauline Doe, with assignment to duty as chief nurse. To Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohio: Catherine L. Leary, with as- signment to duty as chief nurse. To Honolulu, H. T.: Angela V. Hayes. To Department Hospital, Manila, P. I.: Marie I. Caldwell. To Letterman General Hospital, San Francisco, Cal.: Margaret McCarthy, Bessie E. Cowdery. To Fort Myer, Va.: Elizabeth I. May, Edith M. Prosser, Harriet E. Kingston. To Fort McPherson, Ga.: Lillian Aubert, with assignment to duty as chief nurse; Marsley Buckley, Katherine F. Crowley. To Camp Hospital, Douglas, Ariz.: Rosanna M. King, with assignment to duty as chief nurse. To Camp Grant, Rockford, 111.: Sophie M. Burns, with assignment to duty as chief nurse; Mili- cent E. King. To Camp Lewis, American Lake, Wash.: Jennie T. Booth, with assignment to duty as chief nurse; Inga J. Qually. To Base Hospital, Fort Riley, Kan.: Elizabeth Harding, with assignment to duty as chief nurse; Anna H. Johnson. To Camp Devens, Ayer, Mass.: Jane Molloy, with assignment to duty as chief nurse; M. Eliza Weaverling. To Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Mich.: C. Lulu Mustaine, with assignment to duty as chief nurse. To Camp Jackson, Columbia, S. C: Nellie E. Davis, with assignment to duty as chief nurse. To Army and Navy General Hospital, Hot Springs, Ark.: Mabel O. Staver, with assignment to duty as chief nurse. To Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, Tex.: Gertrude H. Lustig, with assignment to duty as chief nurse. To Camp Sevier, Greensville, S. C: Sayres L. Milliken, with assignment to duty as chief nurse; Josephine Palmes, Agnes F. James. To Fort Snelling, Minn.: Agnes Cameron, with assignment to duty as chief nurse. To Camp Taylor, Louis- ville, Ky.: Anne L. Gallagher, with assignment to duty as chief nurse. To American Red Cross Military Hospital, (service in Europe): Grace E. Leonard, with assignment to duty as chief nurse; Ruth L. Branch, Nellie V. Brook- banks, Mary A. Buzzard, Marion Cope, Anna Ednie, Lena B. Granner, Sara F. Kern, E. Norma Purcell, Ruth M. Randall, Ella M. Tindall, Margaret H. Trenham, Olive M. Wyles, Leonora P. Brady. Resignations. — Nellie I. Culliton, Ruth L. Schreiner, Augusta Aksamit, Beatrice G. Clements. Discharges. — Elizabeth A. Ryan. RESERVE NURSES — ARMY NURSE CORPS Assignments. — To Camp Hospital, Camp Albert L. Mills, Hempstead, L. I., from Parkersburg, W. Va., Mary C. Hanley; from Wheeling, W. Va., Charlotte J. Hassig, Annabel Wynters; from Warwood, W. Va., Luella L. Ross; from Cleveland, Ohio, Leota Effle Stanley; from Buffalo, N. Y., Florence K. Young, Augusta C. Dane, Anna McCleary; from Gloversville, N. Y., Blanche H. Eager; from New York, N. Y., Rebecca Croner; from Jacksonville, Fla., Elizabeth C. Reitz. To Base Hospital, Camp Beauregard, Alexandria, La., from Geneva, N. Y., Mary Eva Spillings, Susan C. Hearle, with assignment to duty as chief 246 The American Journal of Nursing nurse; Mary Agnes O'Neil, Eliza Windsor; from Albany, N. Y. f Cora I. Mitchell. To Base Hospital, Camp Bowie, Forth Worth, Tex., from Chicago, 111., Blanche A. Wiseman, Agnes T. Croner, Ida May Stuntz, Catherine Thompson; from Ogden, Utah, Ruth C. Hansen; from Oshkosh, Wis., Anne Catherine Hilde- brand; from Dallas, Tex., Myrtle Pearl Crutchfleld. To Base Hospital, Camp Cody, Deming, N. Mex., from Los Angeles, Cal., Eunice L. Brigham; from Raton, N. Mex., Daisy C. Shields; from Sioux City, Iowa, Elizabeth A. Quinn. To Base Hospital, Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Mich., from Kalamazoo, Mich., Lora M. Timmons; from Greenwich, Conn., Mabel M. Crawford; from Detroit, Mich., Annie C. Kendrick, Rhea Gettings, Emma R. Cross. To Base Hospital, Camp Devens, Ayer, Mass., from Whitensburg, Mass., Shannan M. McFadden; from Cambridge, Mass., Mary Ellen Bowen; from Rochester, N. Y., Bessie M. Bodell; from West Newton, Mass., Frances E. Crosby; from Saugus, Mass., Mabel C. Willey; from Salem, Mass., Bessie G. Deering; from Boston, Mass., Leona S. Mellish, Fannie Burham, Elsie M. Harrington, Sara May Glass, Eva Marion Wallace; from Worcester, Mass., Agnes F. Smith, Mary Agnes Manning, Jennie L. Row; from Melrose, Mass., Amelia L. Smith; from Saratoga, N. Y., Phoebe J. Clothier; from Maiden, Mass., Mabel P. Chapman; from Framing- ham, Mass., Ida A. Gillis; from Andover, Mass., Lillian H. Hulme; from New Bedford, Mass., Annie F. Isherwood, Katherine H. McLeod; from Newport, R. I., Anna Kane, Dorothy Spence; from Syracuse, N. Y., Clara H. Landis, Lillian B. Maxson; from Fall River, Mass., Florence Walkden; from Gloucester, Mass., Grace Isabel Linscott; from New York, N. Y., Bertha T. McHarg; from Concord, N. H., Margaret Clara O'Hara; from Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass., Hilda Christina Hedlund; from Brookline, Mass., Maud C. Andrews. To Base Hospital, Camp Dodge, Des Moines, Iowa, Sarah Ann Pennington, Emma L. Benson, Mary Adelaide Newlove, Lauretta Hegy, Sarah Louise Olson, Betty V. Johnston, Esther E. Oswood, Rachel Estelle Campbell, with assignment to duty as chief nurse; from Mason City, Iowa, Amelia Louise Huxsol; from Piano, Iowa, Ella L. Ball; from Mustaine, Iowa, Leta Althaus; from Mankato, Minn., Emma C. Docken; from Salix, Iowa, Florence E. Edgecumbe; from Davenport, Iowa, Jane Garrad, Ella H. Horst; from Iowa Falls, Iowa, Caroline Johnson; from Marion, Iowa, Helen A. Johnson; from Nevada, Iowa, Olga V. Peterson. To Camp Hospital, Douglas, Ariz., from Washington, D. C, Daisey E. Wells; from Scott City, Kan., Martha C. Cretcher; from Hinton, W. Va., Catherine Mannix. To Post Hospital, Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., from Clarksburg, W. Va., Margaret Mary Joyce, Kathleen Binns. To U. S. Army Base Hospital, Fort Riley, Kan., from New York, N. Y., Mary E. Small, Kathryn T. Farrell; from Riverpoint, R. I., Elizabeth J. Burns; from Bristol, R. I., Catherine H. Callen; from North Great Falls, Mont., Clara M. L. Ruff; from Great Falls, Mont., Cora V. Craig, Effle Louise Fowler, Emeline Gonczy; from Missoula, Mont., May Alice Hassett; from Miles City, Mont., Louise A. Lindenburg; from Helena, Mont., Margaretha Blankvoort; from Butte, Mont., Annabelle Dorothy Frey; from Columbus, Mont., Elizabeth Dorothy Sandelius; from Lodge, Mont., Alice A. Becklen, Margaret M. Macawley; from Livingston, Mont., Anna C. H. Christensen; from Sioux City, Iowa, Katherine Aten, Harriet Beckley, Frances J. Cranker, Mary Ure; from Omaha, Nebr., Carrie A. Kolarik; from Rochester, Minn., Lucy Urban; from Billings, Mont., Agnes Rasmussen, Minnie Barrow, Dora Macklenburg; from Box Elder, Mont., Henrietta Vinyard. To Base Hospital, Camp Grant, Rockford, 111., from New York, N. Y., Elona N. Under- wood, Sarah C. Engvall, Eleanor Marion Evans, Abbie L. Heller, Cassie Janu- Nursing News and Announcements 247 ary, Louise B. Purdy; from Brownsville, Vt., Eudora C. Sykes; from Daven- port, Iowa, Wilhelmine K. Hohnsbeen; from Port Dodge, Iowa, Jean Louise Hamaker; from Black Hawk, S. D., Anna M. Black; from Creston, Iowa, Alice Anna Bolton; from New Haven, Conn., Rose M. Heavren, Clara Lockwood, Madeline L. Tuttle; from Chicago, 111., Julia K. MacCollaster, Mabel Morgan, Sarah Altman, Lucile M. Reeds, Anna Bruce, Mabel G. Riley, Jennie Robert- son; from Bottineau, N. D., Ethel Beyer; from Peru, Ind., Mable Gray Munro; from Rockford, 111., Isabel H. Armstrong, Margaret Wray, Margaret Robertson, Helen R. Wray; from New Bedford, Mass., Annie P. Allen; from Newport, R. I., Alice G. Bergin; from Derby, Conn., Lida Bodflsh; from Philadelphia, Pa., F. Helen Clarke; from North Crystal Lake, 111., Edith L. Dike; from Waterbury, Conn., Clara Griflen, Isabel Mclnnis; from Terre Haute, Ind., Maude H. Hager; from Baltimore, Md., Mary Latchford; from Meriden, Conn., Jacobina B. Riecke. To Base Hospital, Camp Jackson, Columbia, S. C, from Charleston, W. Va., Lotta Anglin, Ossie Marie Knapp; from Atlanta, Ga., Florence Atwell, Marie' Williams, Ethel A. Moore; from Montgomery, Ala., Anna M. Laird; from Clendenin, W. Va., Clara Alice Samples; from Springfield, Ga., Lucia Massee; from Presque Isle, Me., Pearl W. Pennington; from Huntington, W. Va., Laura W. Bryant; from Orlando, Fla., Elva L. Reeve; from Stotesbury, W. Va., Mildred Mae Ripley; from Plainfleld, N. J., Harriet Connelly. To Base Hos- pital, Camp Lee, Petersburg, Va., from Baltimore, Md., Laura B. Shinn, Teresa A. Stromberg, Julia H. Bradfleld, Louise P. Yale, Lillian E. Raither, Edith B. Applegate, Margaret B. Caflisch, Alice Harris Elgin, Mabel L. Standiford, Charlotte M. Friend, Kittie J. Gerber, Golden R. Grosh, Lucy Lee Harvey, Martha E. James, Rebecca T. Steen, Reba A. Wentz; from Frederick, Md., Margaret H. Hughes; from Richmond, Va., Anna James Hester; from Trenton, N. J., Margaret C. Grey; from Washington, D. C, Beatrice Edith Sternberg, Mary B. Moylan; from Minneapolis, Minn., Mabel A. White. To Base Hospital, Camp Lewis, American Lake, Wash., from La Grande, Ore., Emma Woods; from Los Angeles, Cal., Anna F. Harrington, Julia A. Henry; from Ventura, Cal., Mary Bourke; from Tujunga, Cal., Stella Bessie Wieman. To Letterman General Hospital, San Francisco, Cal., from San Francisco, Cal., Mrs. Amelia S. Crane, Sarah A. Maguire; from Stockton, Cal., Anne Hendry; from Bakers- field, Cal., Ethel M. Cardwell; from Salt Lake City, Dora Askew, Evelyn Car- rier. To Post Hospital, Fort Monroe, Va., from Charleston, W. Va., Elizabeth Young, Maud L. Cochran: from New York, N. Y.. Anna A. Walz, Emma J. Myers, Carolyn Frey; from Garnett, S. C, Mrs. Maud Richardson Hopkins. To Base Hospital, Camp Pike, Little Rock, Ark., from Omaha, Nebr., Esther Anna Compton, Ernestine Larsen, Luella Larsen; from Fort Smith, Ark., Cora B. Hoy; from Minneapolis, Minn., Anna McFadden; from Aurora, 111., Agnes M. Munson, Frances P. Switzer. To Base Hospital, Camp MacArthur, Waco, Tex., from Fort Wayne, Ind., L. Ellen Zirkle; from Unionville, Mo., Margaret Acres; from Topeka, Kan., Alma H. Bretz, Minnie L. Delander, Winifred Harr; from Indianapolis, Ind., Elizabeth C. Busch, Lillian F. Greene, Helen Hyland; from Linfleld, Kan., Anna Coffey; from Pollock, Mo., Feme Edwards; from Jackson- ville, Fla., Mabel M. Ford; from Washington, D. C, Sara E. Gore, Laura M. Haupt; from Kansas City, Mo., Zoa Hall; from Collingwood, N. J., Mary I. Hammell; from Brattleboro, Vt., Elizabeth M. Hennessey; from Burlington, Vt., Francese S. Learned, Marie Reeve; from St. Johnsbury, Vt., Elizabeth E. Miller; from Boise, Idaho, Cora W. Palmer; from St. Joseph, Mo., Nora F. Swartz; from Augusta, Ga., Louise Talbot; from Wilmington, N. C, Lois 248 The American Journal of Nursing Toomer; from South Burlington, Vt., Luella M. Wheeler. To Base Hospital, Fort McPherson, Ga., from Philadelphia, Pa., Augusta L. Schweizerhof; from East Orange, N. J., Frances W. Crowell; from Washington, D. C, Mabel Lillian Day, Mary M. McCallister, Elsie Meredith, Margaret E. Reamy, Susan D. Torrey, Margaret S. Trent; from New Brunswick, N. J., Katherine C. Hannan; from Lyndhurst, N. J., Anna H. Osback; from Thomasville, Ga., Anna Valer; from Mountville, Pa., Gertrude M. Weaver; from Jersey City, N. J., Mary P. Young. To Base Hospital, Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, S. C, from Berwich, Maine, Georgina Durant; from Framingham, Mass., Ella W. Wilcox; from Towson, Md., Florence P. Kennedy, Elizabeth C. Patton; from New York, N. Y., Myrtle V. Carter, Dorothy M. Salmon, Susan Staples. To Base Hospital, Camp Wheeler, Ga., from Broken Bow, Nebr., Alice C. Beatle, with assignment to duty as chief nurse; from Birmingham, Ala., Jeanette Scurlock, Mildred Genevieve Smith; from Troy, N. Y., A. Frances Bachan. To Walter Reed Gen- eral Hospital, Takoma Park, D. C, from Scranton, Pa., Ruth Boyd Belles; from Millville, Mass., Florence J. Dolan; from New York, N. Y., Mary E. Cameron, Rose Regonini, Alice Robinson, Blanche Basson, Daisy Owens Mitchell; from White Plains, N. Y., Annie Jean McCallan; from Aquetong, Pa., Grace Ernest Hill; from Akron, Ohio, Mary Kalber; from Philadelphia, Pa., Anne Horton. To Base Hospital, Camp Taylor, Louisville, Ky., from Louisville, Ky., Maude Belle Sweeney, Molla Lee Burke, Nannie McDonald Eustaphieve, Grace Coulter, Catherine Hooe. To Base Hospital, Camp Sher- man, Chillicothe, Ohio, from Akron, Ohio, Marsia B. Foster, from Cincinnati, Ohio, Mary L. Wright, Ida May Wellner, May C. Root, Estelle Jane Trusler, Flora Schumacher; from Columbus, Ohio, Matilda Ann Hall, Julia J. Dono- hue, Alice M. Greene, Nelle Martin, Harriet Lillian Stiles; from Springfield, Ohio, Adelaide Brewster; from Baltimore, Md., Hilda Pfefferkom, Mary C. Zang, Hazel L. Price; from Towson, Md., Mary Jane Hade, Winifred Culbert- son; from Toledo, Ohio, Delilah Packer, Ada Catherine Cooper, Minnie K. Fritz, Louise Mehring, Abbie M. Demert; from Saratoga, N. Y., Mary E. Maher; from New York, N. Y., Frances Galligan; from Chicago, 111., Mary Bohan, Ethel M. Taylor; from Cleveland, Ohio, Estelle M. Holcomb, Sadie Smith, Eva Raatikainen; from Lima, Ohio, Ada C. Becker, Josephine A. Lyons, Carrie Palmer. To Base Hospital, Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Miss., from Houston, Tex., Harriet Mae, Mary B. Massman; from Birmingham, Ala., Lucy C. Maguire, Mattie L. Hinson, Bertha Steele; from New Orleans, La., Mattie McKendrick; from Memphis, Tenn., Clara E. Janett; from Brookland, D. C, Katherine M. Jolliffe; from Washington, D. C, Laura Eillen Stewart; from Kingston, Pa., E. Pearl Wardin; from Baltimore, Md., Bessie Littig; from New York, N. Y., Nellie Hendrick, Grace Clarke, Mabel Clarke; from Buffalo, N. Y., Anastasis Artis, Agnes V. O'Brien; from Brooklyn, N. Y., Delia A. Fergus; from Kansas City, Mo., Ina Harold, Martha Louise Nienke, Marie L. Shannon; from Charles- ton, W. Va., Frances M. Hodges, Lillian Schreiner; from Detroit, Mich., Mar> G. MacDonald, Catherine Grace Miltner, Louise H. Owens; from New Orleans, La., Gussie Melancon; from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Louise M. Mohr; from Jack- sonville, Fla., Ruby G. Thomson; from Fort Wayne, Ind., Martha Zollman. To Base Hospital, Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C, from Hanover, N. H., Eva M. Nelson, Flora Cady, Nettie E. Edmunds; from Washington, D. C, Ella Mabelle McLeod, Mottie Good; from New York, N. Y., Virginia P. Gibbes, Lois Soule; from Portsmouth, N. H., Eva P. Canfleld; from Passaic, N. J., Margaret L. Cochran, Agnes Considine, Katherine Fox; from Highland Falls, N. Y., Nursing News and Announcements 249 Pauline Klittke; from Charleston, W. Va., Margaret M. McGraw, Pearl Moore; from Lisbon, N. H., Marion F. McKay; from Elmira, N. Y., Eudora Sornberger; from Woolaston, Mass., Helen R. Tolman; from Canton, Mass., Villa Treffrey; from Petersburg, Va., Nannie V. Tucker. To Base Hospital, No. 3, Browns- ville, Tex., from Great Falls, Mont., Amanda H. Larson; from Beach, N. D., Mary A. Pelkey; from Fort Wayne, Ind., Marie L. Eickmeier; from Kansas City, Mo.; Nell W. Crouch, Clara I. Crowe. To Base Hospital No. 1, Fort Sam Houston, Tex., from Denison, Tex., Tomie W. Cousins; from Fargo, N. D., Signe Lee; from Grand Forks, N. D., Mathilda Hanson, Rena Olson, Sarah A. Haugen; from Honeyford, N. D., Alma M. Opheim; from Fort Wayne, Ind., Pauline M. Huser, Frances C. Nicol; from Memphis, Tenn., Marjorie L. Mc- Pherson; from Worcester, Mass., Alma J. Melvin; from Dallas, Tex., Winnie E. Susilla. To U. S. Army General Hospital No. 1, New York, N. Y., from New York, N. Y., Florrie Hartshorne, Mary Mildred Olmstead, Mabel M. Miller, Grace Berkowitz, Elizabeth Gabler, Mada Ratheree; from Grand Forks, N. D., Mathilda E. Huff; from New Rochelle, N. Y., Maud L. Hedges; from Bismarck, N. D., Louise Frankhauser, Magdeline Martell, Wanda D. Kurth; from Winsted, Conn., Viola Dobson; from Worcester, Mass., Jessie A. Mackay, Mary M. Millett, Ruth L. Smith. To Base Hospital, Fort Ontario, N. Y., from Flush- ing, N. Y., Emma Gallaher. To Provisional Base Hospital, Fort Oglethorpe, Ala., from Viola, Del., A. Pauline Meredith. To American Red Cross Military Hospital, from Neuilly, France, (American Ambulance), Anne Agnes Carney, Mrs. Minnie L. Wintersteen, Frances B. Latimer, Florentine C. Woechaner, Mary Elizabeth O'Neil, Isabelle M. Lyons, Mary Angeline Flint, Agnes M. Ward, Elizabeth Arnold, Sara Waples Crosley; from Bridgeport, Conn., Mar- garet Stuart, Mary A. Cody, Frances Margaret Corcoran, Nancy Jane Molumphy, Cora D. Nichols, Johanna Sogaard. Transfers. — To Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Mich.: Blanche Maud Arnold, Myrtle Claypoole, Anne Ingram, Mrs. Mary E. Lowell, Anna Zella Snyder; to Camp Sherman, Chiilicothe, Ohio: Agatha A. Whitman; to Camp Wheeler, Ga. : Rose A. O'Brien, Mary E. Groove, Alice Jeffrey, Frances A. Long, Bessie M. Michell, Elsie M. Rankin. Relief. — Reserve Nurses, Army Nurse Corps, relieved from active service in the military establishment: Beatrice H. Buckeridge, Katherine A. Burns, Ruth A. Butler, Mary L. Carney, Hazel E. Gaul, Rose E. Gans, Katherine L. Moak, Jane G. Molloy, Hester L. Page, Eva Maude Sadler, Helen Louise Shepherd, Wilda Singer, Ethel V. Strange, Jane Thompson, Elizabeth Watson. On account of the large number of nurses ordered to Europe for service with the Expeditionary Forces, it was found advisable to select a member of the Army Nurse Corps to have general supervision of the nursing forces abroad. Bessie S. Bell, a graduate of the Boston City Hospital, who has served a number of years as chief nurse in the army hospitals, was selected for this very responsible position. Miss Bell has been a member of the Corps since 1909, and has served as chief nurse at the army hospitals at Zamboanga, P. I., Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and at the Walter Reed General Hospital, Takoma Park, D. C. She has an enviable record, and is particularly well qualified to assume the responsibilities of this new position. Miss Bell was accompanied by Anna Coffey, a graduate of the Metropolitan Hospital, New York, N. Y., who will serve as her assistant. A large hospital for the care of orthopedic cases is to be organized in 250 The American Journal of Nursing France by Major Joel R. Goldthwaite. A part of the medical personnel of this hospital sailed a short time ago under the command of Major Goldthwaite. It consisted of a number of medical officers, and twelve nurses who will be stationed in London for some time to receive a special course of instruction in Orthopedic work in the large hospitals of that city. Anne L. Caenan, a graduate of the West Side Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, and who was one of the chief nurses on duty on the Mexican border during the mobilization of the troops, sailed with this unit as chief nurse. Miss Caenan was accompanied by Mrs. Himes, Misses Steele, Mericle and O'Neale of the regular Corps, and seven reserve nurses. Army Nurse Corps, Misses Dunn, MacKay, Nancarrow, Parrott, Railey, Sloane and Wood, who were specially selected by the doctors of the unit. DORA B. THOMPSON, Superintendent, Army Nurse Corps. NAVY NURSE CORPS Appointments. — Josephine Croghan, Washington, D. C, Casualty Hospital, Washington, D. C, institutional work Willard Parker Hospital, N. Y.; Helen F. Connally, Brooklyn, N. Y., St. Joseph's Hospital, Far Rockaway, L. I.; Caroline B. Driscoll, Boston, Mass., Carney Hospital, South Boston, Mass., directress of Hemenway House, Boston; Ruth B. Mentzer, Hagerstown, Md., Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, institutional work St. Charles Hos- pital, Roanoke, Va.; Nell E. Pettus, Denver, Colo., Bethesda Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.; Mabel Powell, Montgomery, Ala., from United States Naval Re- serve Force, St. Margaret's Hospital, Montgomery, Ala.; Mary Drohan, Schenectady, N. Y., transferred from United States Naval Reserve Force, Hud- son City Hospital Training School, Hudson, N. Y. Transfers. — Mary V. Hamlin, to Portsmouth, N. H.; Emily J. Craney, to Canacao, P. I.; Rebecca A. Welch, to Canacao, P. I.; Anne Witte, to Canacao, P. I.; Agnes E. Evon, to Portsmouth, N. H.; Annie A. Wayland, acting chief nurse, New Orleans, La.; Julia T. Johnson, to New Orleans, La.; Esther Le C. James, to Washington, D. C; Josephine C. Croghan, to Washington, D. C; Caroline B. Driscoll, to Portsmouth, N. H.; Nell E. Pettus, to Annapolis, Md.; Beatrice G. Terrill, to Washington, D. C; Grayce P. Boyer, to Washington, D. C; Ruth B. Mentzer, to Portsmouth, N. H.; Margaret J. Hickey, to St. Thomas, V. I.; Mary P. Nichols, to St. Thomas, V. I.; Mabel L. Powell, to Charleston, S. C; Mary F. Drohan, to Philadelphia, Pa.; Helen F. Connally, to Newport, R. I. Promotions. — Annie Wayland, acting chief nurse. Honorable Discharge. — Lily E. White. Resignations. — Helen Du Mond, Anna Lee Gilbreath, Leila Smith, Jessie Irion, Hazel D. Maston. Discharged. — Nell Winchester Howard. UNITED STATES NAVAL RESERVE FORCE NURSES Long Island College Hospital Detachment, New York, Marie Louis, organiz- ing nurse. The following nurses have been assigned to the Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, N. H.: Mary E. Badger, Lettie M. Bellinger, Lulu V. Kinsella, Marion H. Bryant, Florentine M. Ryan. St. Luke's Hospital Detachment, New York, Edith L. Rains, to New York, N. Y. Methodist Episcopal Hospital De- tachment, New York. The following nurses have been assigned to the Naval Nursing News and Announcements 251 Hospital, Newport, R. I.: Naomi M. Anderson, Helen A. Fielding. New York City Hospital Detachment, I. Grace Kline, organizing nurse, to New York, N. Y.; Amy Treichler to Charleston, S. C; Mary Scollard to New York, N. Y.; Clara I. Wilt to New York, N. Y. Garfield Memorial Hospital Detachment, Washington, D. C. The following nurses have been transferred from Mare Island, Cal., to the Naval Training Camp, San Diego, Cal.: Nannie B. Hardy, Annie E. McFadden, Ethel C. Dooley, Lulu T. Lloyd, Annie Miller, Ruth Powderly. Columbia Hospital Detachment, Washington, D. C, Lucy E. Bartram to Portsmouth, N. H. Orange Memorial Hospital Detachment, Orange, N. J., Jessie A. Smith to New York; Nina Van Why to Annapolis, Md. New- ton Hospital Detachment, Newton Lower Falls, Mass. The following nurses have been assigned to the Naval Hospital, Newport, R. I.: Carolyn H. Childs, Myra P. Dority, Alotta M. Lentell, Mary A. Rice, Maud Russell, Katharine C. Welch, Beatrice M. Waterfall. St. Luke's Hospital Detachment, New Bedford, Mass. The following nurses have been assigned to the Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass.: Nora M. McQuade, Amelia Palmer, Flora H. McGinty. Maine General Hospital Detachment, Portland, Me., Ethel M. Redden to Newport, R. I. Miss Julia Reed Detachment, Boston, Mass., Elizabeth Agnes Rae to Portsmouth, N. H. St. Luke's Hospital Detachment, San Francisco, Cal. The following nurses have been assigned to the Naval Hospital, Mare Island, Cal.: Eleanor S. Clark, Emma Isaacs. St. Luke's Hospital Detachment, Spokane, Wash., Luella B. Jones to Mare Island, Cal. Fargo Hospital Detachment, North Dakota, Aida E. Langley to Great Lakes, 111. John Sealy Hospital Detachment, Galveston, Texas, Julie E. Hlppe to Puget Sound, Wash. No Detachment. Martha E. Mauk, Eleanor B. Bridges and Gertrude Burell to Pensacola, Fla.; Sarah F. Walker to Naval Training Camp, San Diego, Cal.; Jessie E. Van Wormer to Washington, D. C; Mary E. Byrant to New York, N. Y.; Katherine I. Major to New York, N. Y. Disenrolled. — Ellen M. Atchison, Fannie E. Barnes, Mabel E. Bloodgood, Mae Ciomi, Alice E. Crawford, Juliet D. Cross, Mary B. Davis, Elsie S. Frey, Frances H. Hammond, Clare Jones, Helen M. MacLain, Martha W. Ober, Mabel Rice, Helen B. Wood, Kathleen Woods, Nell B. Goddard. Discharged. — Rosalie Slaughter. RESERVE NURSES U. S. N. For duty with Base Hospital No. 1, organized around the Brooklyn Hos- pital, N. Y., Frances Van Ingen, Brooklyn Hospital, N. Y., transferred from Naval Hospital, New York, for duty as chief nurse, and the following graduate nurses: From the Brooklyn Hospital, N. Y., Minnie E. Dewar, Mary Elderkin, Mary K. Furey, Frances Van Pelt Hains, Lillian Halliday, Elizabeth P. Kerr, Katherine G. McCarthy, Florence Rouselle, Mary Evelyn Tait, Helen D. Hay- ward, Viola Rose, Helen F. Callahan. From St. John's Hospital, Long Island: Mrs. Rose S. McKelvey, Charlotte M. Jackson, Jean Mustard, Alma G. Stiansen. From Prospect Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y.: Madeline A. Powell, Mary Pattison. From Hahnemann Hospital, New York, N. Y. : Anna M. Dooman. From Blooms- burg Hospital, Bloomsburg, Pa. : Anna P. Kelly. From Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y.: Esther Nelson Behr, Anastasia Barbara Curran, Florence V. Delaney, Emma F. Devitt, Elizabeth Dolan, Grace J. Flynn. From St. Mary's Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y.: Ella M. McKenzie, Leobelle S. Wilfret. From Cumberland Street Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y. : Jennie S. Clenaghan. From St. Barnabas Hospital, Newark, N. J.: Hattie Burroughs Moore. From Long 252 The American Journal of Nursing Island College Hospital, New York: Caroline 6. Bradshaw, Anna M. Burgess, Mary Caldwell, Mary C. Enright, Maud A. Hicks, Helen V. Kenney, Marion McDermid, Anna Thompson, Margaret B, Vassie, Emma W. Weis, Susie A. Williams, Margaret Ainslie, Alice Jean Hamilton, Rose MacMullin, Elizabeth M. Megnin, Alice I. Ziegler, Leila E. H. Church. From Methodist Episcopal Hospital, New York, N. Y.: Anna Amelia Bennett, Harriet A. Chism, Jane Cornes, Ada C. Grubb, Margaret A. Johnston, Grace Kellerhouse, Jeanette Mc- Clellan, Edna P. Martin, Rosaline A. J. Ready, Aida E. Soderstrom; and the following members of the St. Luke's Hospital Detachment, New York, from Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y.: Leola Stewart, Anstiss B. Bishop, Gertrude Du Voe, Florence C. Missimer. For duty with Base Hospital No. 5, organized around the Methodist Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., by the superin- tendent, Alice M. Garrett, graduate of the Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., for duty as chief nurse, and the following graduate nurses: From Metho- dist Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., Beulah A. Armor, Helen R. Branin, Ida May Burket, Ethel M. Campbell, Faye L. Fulton, Pearl E. Gaupp, Halberta E. Grosh, Bertha L. Hamer, Ada May Harding, Alice Lynd Harshaw, Irma F. Holloway, Mildred L. Hunsinger, Alice L. Hurst, Nell E. Long, Elsie Mae Mackey, Carrie M. Malick, Katharine M. Mensch, Carrie V. Newhouser, Eliza- beth L. Paul, Vida M. Peckens, G. Ethel Russell, Elizabeth M. Thomas, Effie E. Watters, Lillian E. Wilsey, Mary S. Young. From the Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.: Clara Louise Davis, Agnes E. Jacobs, Mabel W. Morris, Daisy Slater. From the German Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.: Maie Freeland. From the Germantown Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsie V. Jefford, Florence M. King, Elizabeth K. Kirk, Caroline M. Thompson, Mary Newbold Urie. From the Polyclinic Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.: Florence H. Kerstetter, Martha Jean McCall. From Frankf ord Hospital, Frankford, Pa. : Mary A. Lawlor. From Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.: Ethel M. Hamilton. From Presby- terian Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.: Florence A. Miller. From Bryn Mawr Hos- pital, Bryn Mawr, Pa.: Minerva Strobel. The following reserve nurses of Navy Station Unit No. 2, organized by Catherine Moran, have been assigned to duty at League Island, Pa.: Anna G. Keating and Catherine G. Moran, Wilmington, Del., graduated from the Philadelphia General Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.; Lillian J. Deitch, graduated from Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, 111.; Delia R. Corrigan, Sara C. Durkin, Barbara F. Egenrieder, Elizabeth M. McCloskey, Carmella C. Shillenn, from St. Agnes Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. Transfers. — Elizabeth Foster Dewey, United States Navy Reserve Force, from Naval Hospital, Washington, D. C, to Base Hospital No. 5, for duty overseas. Florence Eithier, United States Navy Reserve Force, New York City Hospital Detachment, from Naval Hospital, Washington, D. C, to Base Hospital No. 5, for duty overseas. The civic conditions in the Virgin Islands have been adjusted to meet the policy which has been established by the United States in ruling her island possessions. A naval officer has been appointed Governor of the Islands; he is also the Commandant of the Naval Station. Surgeon Butler, U. S. N., has been assigned to duty in the Islands, as the Senior Medical Officer in charge of all matters pertaining to health and sanitation. The withdrawal of the Danish doctors and nurses left these Islands without personnel to care for the sick. The conditions are distressing in many of the Islands, and even in St. Thomas the lack of trained nurses is acutely felt. Recognizing the need for trained nurses to teach the native attendants and to supervise the work of Nursing News and Announcements 253 the native midwives, the Secretary authorized the assignment of members of the Navy Nurse Corps to duty in the Islands. Alice Gillett, a graduate of the Erie County Hospital, Buffalo, New York, who had additional experience in the Canal Zone and in tuberculosis hospitals, and who has been a member of the Nurse Corps since July, 1911, was transferred to St. Thomas as acting chief nurse. Eva R. Dunlap, who graduated from the Lewis Crozier Hospital, Chester, Pa., accompanied her as operating room nurse and instructor in surgi- cal nursing. Since this assignment, four additional nurses have been sent, and the little colony of six nurses has begun in these Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the pioneer work which is now an established branch of the Govern- ment Service in the islands of Guam and Samoa in the Pacific Ocean. The nurses detailed to this important work need the sympathy and encourage- ment of their sister nurses. Isolated and primitive living conditions prevail; tact and patience are required to sow and cultivate the seed of trained nursing in the minds of these native women who are not prepared by our standards of education for the training. In meting out praise to the members of our profession who are "doing their bit" in the world's war zone, the work of the nurses who are struggling with these primitive conditions should be recognized, and should receive such encouragement as can be extended to them through the JOURNAL which records their professional activities. Cheerful letters are received from the nurses who are overseas, which indicate that they are meeting the unusual conditions with courage and a determination to give their best professional work, even though they are handicapped by the lack of many things which have been regarded by them heretofore as essential. Not only are initiative and invention required for the work abroad, but con- ditions prevail in the Emergency Hospitals which have been established in connection with the Government Service in this country, which also require these qualities in no small degree. It is assumed that in the course of time, the equipment of these Emergency Hospitals will be all that is desired, but the period of adjustment is of actual benefit to many nurses whose professional work has been along such easy lines, that they are experiencing something akin to dismay in being required to perform their nursing duties without the usual paraphenalia. Many Navy nurses have availed themselves of the bene- fits to be derived from the Insurance Law, which has already been outlined in the JOURNAL. There is some misunderstanding with regard to the com- pensation for death and disability. These benefits are not based upon the insurance, which is a separate benefit requiring initial action from the person who is to be insured. The compensation for disability or death is automatic, and the provision for disability is sufficiently liberal to eliminate from the minds of nurses the anxiety which many feel when offering their services for duty in untried fields. Literature explaining the Compensation and Insurance Act has been sent to all Government Stations where nurses are on duty, and more particular information may be obtained by communicatiing with the Bureau of War Insurance, Treasury Department, Washington, D. C. LENAH S. HIGBEE, Superintendent Navy Nurse Corps. Alabama. — The Alabama State Association of Graduate Nurses held its annual convention on October 16, at the Tutwiler Hotel, in Birmingham. An Executive Board meeting was held during the forenoon, followed by a lunch- eon for the Board members and the delegates of the Birmingham Graduate 254 The American Journal of Nursing Nurses' Association, at the Civic Chambers Cafe. The convention proper opened at 2.30 p. m., Reverend W. N. Claybrook offering prayer. The regular order of business was followed by a paper on Infant Welfare, by Ellen Quilty of Birmingham, and a paper on Tuberculosis Nursing, by Bertha Clement, also of Birmingham. The report of the Philadelphia convention of the Ameri- can Nurses' Association was then given by Helen MacLean, who attended as a delegate, after which the meeting adjourned for an automobile ride to St. Vincent's Hospital, where a reception was held and refreshments were served. At the evening session, after the invocation by the Reverend W. N. Claybrook, the address of welcome given by Dr. B. L. Wyman, on behalf of the Jefferson County Medical Society, was responded to by DeWitt Dillard, superintendent of the Mobile Infirmary. This was followed by the President's address and papers on Public Health Nursing, by Mrs. Cora Sanford, of Birmingham; on State Registration, by Dr. H. T. Inge, a member of the State Examining Board from Mobile; on Public Health Nursing in a Cantonment, by Linna H. Denny, of Anniston; on The Nursing Profession, its Chief Disease, by Dr. George Eaves, of Birmingham, and another paper by Helen Louise Shepherd, of Birm- ingham. This programme was interspersed with music and recitations. After the adoption of resolutions, the following officers were introduced: President, Helen MacLean, McAdory Private Infirmary, Birmingham; vice presidents, Mrs. E. M. Hartsock, Davis Infirmary, Birmingham; Mrs. Belle Hope, Mont- gomery; secretary, Bertha Thompson, Birmingham; treasurer, Bertha Parrish, Montgomery; councillors, Linna H. Denny, Anniston, Lemoyne Phares, Mobile, Bertha Clement, Birmingham; chairmen of committees, ways and means, Ruth Davis, Selma; credential, Julia Dainwood, Birmingham; nominating, Annis E. Stay, Birmingham; arrangements, Catharine Moultis, Birmingham; printing, Louella Harrison, Birmingham. The meeting adjourned to meet in Selma, in January, 1918. Arkansas. — The Arkansas State Graduate Nurses' Association held its sixth annual meeting in Little Rock, on October 4 and 5, with Prankie Hutch- inson, the president, in the chair. After the invocation by Monsignor Tobin, Dr. J. P. Gibson gave the address of welcome, which was responded to by Annie Bremyer. This was followed by a very inspiring address by Governor Charles Hillman Brough, and the President's formal address. The evening session proved particularly interesting, including a talk by Hamp Williams of Hot Springs, Food Administrator, on the food administration conference in Washington, and the co-operation he is receiving in this work. Captain Vison- haler then gave an interesting resume of the Red Cross campaign in the state, and of the efforts of the Red Cross to alleviate the suffering caused by this war. The prevention of typhoid and malarial fever as well as of other preventa- ble diseases was discussed by Lieut. Colonel Pierce of the U. S. Public Health Service, after which Miss Erie Chambers, Interstate Secretary of the Public Health Service, spoke on How to Meet the Public in Public Health Work. Friday afternoon's session was given over to business. The proposed con- stitution and by-laws were read and adopted; a committee on Nursing Survey and National Defense was appointed; and in addition to the $25 already pledged, $100 was voted for the Relief Fund. These officers were elected: President, Frankie Hutchinson, Little Rock; vice presidents, Kate Dillon, Little Rock, Annie Bremyer, El Dorado; Mrs. Daisy Keatts, Little Rock; recording sercretary, Sue Sims, Hot Springs; corresponding secretary, Mary Cole, Little Nursing News and Announcements 255 Rock; treasurer, Mrs. A. M. Zell, Little Rock. One alumnae association and 76 individual members were admitted during the year. The Association is to meet in Little Rock in 1918. California. — The California State Civil Service Commission is arranging for a non-assembled examination for assistant inspector of schools of nursi- ing, Bureau of Registration of Nurses, State Department of Health. The date of examination is stated as "on or about" January 3, 1918, and the last day for filing applications in Sacramento is December 22. The entrance salary is $1800 a year, with traveling expenses. The duties of the position involve the inspection of training schools for nurses, the preparation of class schedules for training schools, the assisting of such schools in carrying out their edu- cational programs, the writing, for publication, of articles on nursing subjects and the giving of addreses and talks on subjects relating to nursing educa- tion. Candidates must have had education equivalent to graduation from a four-year high school course, must be graduates of accredited schools of nursing, and must have had at least five years of nursing experience follow- ing graduation. Special credit will be allowed for college or university edu- cation, post graduate study for teaching in schools of nursing, or a general teacher's training, and for executive work in schools of nursing. 1 For com- plete success in this position, the incumbent should be of pleasing personality and good address and should possess diplomacy and executive ability. The examination is open to all women who are citizens of the United States, who have reached their twenty-first but not their fiftieth birthday on the date of the examination, who are in good physical condition, and who meet the above requirements. The subjects for the examination will be as follows: Relative Weight 1. Written Test 50 This will consist of a thesis of about 2000 words on a topic based upon the general subject of nursing education. Candidates will not be assembled for the test, but each will receive the subject for the thesis on or about January 3, 1918, and will be allowed not over twenty-four hours for the writing of the thesis. 2. Education, Experience and Fitness 50 Those candidates who receive a rating of at least 70% in the written test will be given an oral interview by a special board of examiners designated for the purpose by the Civil Service Commission, at whioh time they will be rated upon their education, experience and fitness for the position. The oral interview will be held in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles, California. Total 100 Candidates who fall below 70% in the oral interview will be considered as having failed in the examination. Persons desiring to enter this examina- tion may secure applications, form No. 2, from the State Civil Service Com- mission at any of the following offices: Room 331, Forum Building, Sacra- 1 Candidates will be expected to quality for registration in California if appointed. 256 The American Journal of Nursing mento; Room 10, Ferry Building, San Francisco; Room 1007, Hall of Records, Los Angeles. Candidates from points outside of California are advised to telegraph for application blanks if there is any possibility of delay in their receipt of the blanks. Completed applications must be filed with the State Civil Service Commission, Forum Building, Sacramento, California, on or be- fore December 22, 1917. Colorado. — The Colorado State Board of Nurse Examiners will examine applicants for state registration at the Capitol Building, Denver, January 1, 2 and 3. Further information may be obtained by addressing the secretary, Louise Perrin, R.N., State House, Denver. Denver. — Mercy Hospital Train- ing School held its graduating exercises in the Chapel on October 11, for a class of 15. These exercises were followed by a programme and reception in the Assembly Hall of the Nurses' Home. The Alumnae Association held a special meeting on October 22, at the Nurses' Home. The following officers were elected: President, J. Frances McKeown; vice president, Jeanette Sher; secretary, Mary Piccoli; assistant secretary, Esther A. Norman; treasurer, Alice M. Carr; assistant treasurer, Elizabeth Bustard. The regular meetings of the Association are held quarterly, on the third Monday in that month, at the Nurses' Home. District of Columbia. — The Alumnae Association of Garfield Memorial Hospital gave a farewell tea to Georgia M. Nevins, on October 23, at the Nurses' Club. Eleanor Maynard, Mrs. Rose Hodson and Margaret Cumpston received with Miss Nevins. Mrs. Homer G. Fuller presided at the tea table. There were about seventy-five nurses present, among whom were Jane A. Delano and Clara D. Noyes, besides a few other guests. Miss Nevins was presented a silver vase as an expression of the affection and loyalty of her former pupils. It is with great regret that those who have the best interests of the hospital at heart see Miss Nevins, who has been its superintendent for the past twenty-three years, resign that she may become director of the De- partment of the Potomac, for the Red Cross. Florida. — The Florida State Association of Graduate Nurses held its fifth annual convention at the Professional Building, in Jacksonville, on Novem- ber 1. The morning session was given over to routine business. After the invocation by the Rev. S. B. Rogers, D.D., Mary E. Morrison, the acting presi- dent, gave her address. This was followed by the reports of the officers, the chairmen of committees, and of Sarah W. Spears, the delegate to the 1917 convention of the American Nurses' Association. At the afternoon session, Mrs. William Porter discussed the Red Cross Nursing Service, Miss Hopkins gave a report of the Board of Examiners of Nurses, and Drs. Gerry R. Holden and William W. McDonnell gave short talks to the nurses. Later a report was given of the election, which resulted as follows: President, Mrs. William M. Porter, Jacksonville; vice presidents, Mrs. M. L. Hotchkiss, Alice Lloyd; recording secretary, Sarah W. Spears; corresponding secretary, Isabel H. Odiorne, 419 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville; treasurer, Marie J. Nau, Jackson- ville. In the evening, Homer W. Borst spoke on Ideals and Methods of "C. O. S." Case Work, and Dr. Frederick J. Waas on Nursing Ethics. The most import- ant feature of the meetings was the adoption of the constitution and by-laws re- quired for national affiliation, including the formation of district associations in the state. The Florida State Examining Board of Nurses has recently been reorganized, and includes the following members: Julia W. Hopkins, presi- Nursing News and Announcements 257 dent, St. Augustine; Anna L. Fetting, Miami; Mary C. Marshall, Ocala; Laurie A. Baird, Gainesville; Mrs. Louisa B. Benham, secretary-treasurer, Jackson ville. Indiana. — The Indiana State Nurses' Association held its fifteenth annual convention in the Nurses' Home of the Deaconess Hospital, Indianapolis, October 23-25. The opening session was called to order by the president, Edith G. Willis, after which the Right Reverend Joseph E. Francis, Bishop of Indianapolis, offered prayer. Mrs. Arthur Horrell, vice president of the Public Health Nursing Association, extended a cordial welcome in which she spoke very highly of the service nurses were rendering their country, especially the Red Cross nurses. To this greeting, Miss Willis made an able response. The reports of the officers were than heard. The afternoon was pleasantly spent in a trip to Ft. Benjamin Harrison. On Wednesday morning, besides the reports of the different districts, Nellie Brown, instructor of nurses at Long Hospital, gave a very interesting paper on Professional Channels for the Graduate Nurse. In the absence of Miss Woody the discussion was opened by Miss McCaslin. This was followed by a talk on Red Cross work by Miss Roberts. In the afternoon Mr. Stainsby spoke on Food Conservation. This was followed by a paper on the Relation of Dietetics to Nursing, presented by Laura Partch, instructor of the Home Economics Department of Purdue Uni- versity. The music included in the afternoon's programme made the session doubly enjoyable. Thursday was largely taken up with business matters, but did include, in addition to the reading of letters from nurses in the service, an address by Will H. Hays, Chairman of the Indiana State Council of De- fense, a talk by Miss Roberts on the Red Cross, and a sketch of work at the Boston Infant Hospital, by Maude Tinder. The report of the election showed the following to have been chosen: President, Edith G. Willis, Vincennes; vice presidents, Gertrude Upjohn, Lafayette, Merle Doty, South Bend; secretary, Bertha King, Earlham College, Richmond; treasurer, Belle Emden, Indian- apolis. The next meeting will be held in Lafayette in the spring. Ft. Wayne. — Van Wert County Hospital has added to its staff Mable Pittman, class of 1915, Hope Hospital, as superintendent; Mae Ziller, class of 1916, Hope Hos- pital, night supervisor; and Margaret Reidenbach, Ft. Wayne Lutheran Hos- pital, surgical nurse. Gertrude Barber, class of 1905, Hope Hospital, has re- cently taken charge of the anti-tuberculosis work formerly done by Irene Bryson, who has gone to Texas. Miss Zirkle, class of 1912, Hope Hospital, after having well established her hourly nursing in this city, was called to Waco, Texas. The work will be continued by Iva Lehman, of the same class. Warsaw. — Fern Reidenbach, class of 1914, Hope Hospital, who has been super- intendent of the McDonald Hospital since April last, has at present one night and two day nurses for assistants. The hospital was formerly a private hos- pital, but at present is controlled by five local physicians. It accommodates thirteen patients and has an up-to-date surgery. Iowa. — The Iowa State Nurses' Association held a called meeting on November 2, at the Wellington Hotel, Des Moines, Ann J. Jones, the president, in the chair. After the invocation by the Reverend Dr. Elmer E. Higley, three associations and fourteen individual members were accepted. After the read- ing of the proposed constitution, the question of fees was discussed and Minnie H. Ahrens of Chicago, went into the question very thoroughly. She suggested that a subscription to the JOURNAL be included in its dues. The members were asked to take the matter up with their local associations. The question 258 The American Journal of Nursing of the census was then brought up, and the chair appointed Mrs. Everett Wissler of Des Moines to take charge of the survey. At the afternoon meeting, the president announced that arrangements had been made to conduct the visiting nurses through the base hospital at Camp Dodge. Major Sprague of the Sanitary Unit, then gave a very illuminating talk on the work of the Unit in looking after the health of the civilians surrounding the camp. Julia E. Lathrop, chief of the Children's Bureau, Washington, in her address, em- phasized the grave responsibility which now rests upon nurses in conserving the health of the nation, especially in the field of public health work. Minnie H. Ahrens afterwards spoke of the needs of the Red Cross and described her work as district chairman. Dr. James Taggart Priestly told of the days when there were no trained nurses and of the vast improvement since their advent. Captain John Peck, the tuberculosis specialist at Camp Dodge, talked on the War and Tuberculosis. He described clearly the manner in which the Govern- ment deals with drafted or enlisted men who suffer with this disease, and em- phasized the fact that the responsibility of the Government ends with his dis- charge, but that the time of need for the man has just begun. He stressed the need for tubercular hospitals all over the country, and nurses were urged to lend their support in this cause. The State Board of Nurse Examiners re- ports ninety-eight nurses as having attended the examinations held in Des Moines, November 6-8. Des Moines. — The Des Moines Registered Nurses' As- sociation held its regular monthly meeting on November 7. Four new mem- bers were received. The question of expense for entertainments was discussed, and it was decided that the association would pay for simple refreshments served at parties. Miss Jones reported that over 1550 comfort bags had been made, 528 of which had been sent to Alice E. Isaacson, Nursing Sister, Cana- dian Army Medical Corps, British Expeditionary Force, France. A committee was appointed to select gifts for Red Cross nurses entering active service. The subject for discussion was Reorganization, and was ably handled by the chair- man. The Bertha M. Parsons Hospital was dedicated on October 23, it has a bed capacity of fifty. The hospital is supported by the Congregational Church of Iowa; it was liberally endowed by the father of Bertha M. Parsons, and in recognition of this, the name was changed from the Iowa Congregational Hospital. Ethel Kent, Iowa Methodist Hospital, is its superintendent; Ruth Clough, State University Hospital, is her assistant. Verna Hinote, St. Joseph's Hospital, the first nurse to leave for foreign service from Des Moines, was en- tertained at a dinner party on November 6. On this occasion Charlotte Ballantyne gave a talk on her experiences as Chief Nurse of a Sanitary Zone Unit; Mary D. Gaston spoke on The Experiences of a Public Health Nurse in a New Field; and Mrs. Florence O. Bosserman on the Experiences of a Registered Nurse as the Wife of a Veterinary Surgeon. Miss Hinote was presented with a New Testament on behalf of the older nurses. Mary McCarthy, Mercy Hos- pital, has accepted the position of school nurse, following the resignation of Rose Mahoney. Sioux City. — District Number One of the Iowa Registered Nurses' Association held its first meeting in Sioux City the first Wednes- day in November. The Nurses' Central Registry entertained at a dinner two groups of Red Cross nurses leaving for war service. The first dinner was given on October 18, for four graduates of St. Joseph's Training School and two graduates of the Samaritan Hospital, all of whom left for Fort Riley; the second dinner on November 7, was for six graduates of St. Joseph's Train- ing School, assigned to duty at Deming, New Mexico. Through the kindness Nursing News and Announcements 259 of the Sisters of St. Joseph's Hospital a number of pupil nurses were permitted to witness the departure of the nurses. Instruction in Elementary Hygiene and Home Care of the Sick and in First Aid is being given at Morningside College. Women in the community are joining the students in this work. Grace Troy, class of 1912, Samaritan Hospital, has accepted the position of superintendent at the Sioux Valley Hospital, Cherokee. Lulu Goff, class of 1913, Samaritan Hospital, is now night supervisor at the hospital. Kansas. — The Kansas State Nurses' Association held its sixth annual con- vention at the Auditorium, Lincoln Park, Pittsburg, October 17 and 18, with Sister Catherine Voth, the president, in the chair. After the invocation by President Brendon of the State Normal College, a most cordial welcome was extended to the nurses by Mayor W. W. Bell of Pittsburg. The response prepared by Mrs. Myrtle Connan of Winfleld, was read, in her absence, by the secretary, W. Pearl Martin, who also expressed an appreciation of the cordiality shown. Pearl Laptad responded most fittingly for the public health nurses. After a most attractive luncheon served in the Park by the Sisters of St. Joseph's Hospital and the nurses of Pittsburg, Sister Catherine Voth gave an address which was an inspiration to all. She said in part: "As members of the Association we are united, not by the bonds of our constitution and by- laws nor by the rules of any book or alliance, but by something far stronger, namely, by a unity of motives and aims. The same motives which prompt a woman to choose nursing as her profession prompt her to attend conven- tions which will inspire her and help her to attain greater efficiency in her work; and these motives can be none other than love of humanity. And the aim in persevering in the work is to help just as many people in as many ways as we can." The meeting was then given over to the Public Health Sec- tion for two hours, Laura Neiswanger presiding. In the absence of Edna L. Foley of Chicago, Miss Bell gave an address and conducted a round table; later a trip to the Public Health Car proved interesting. The evening session was largely musical, although time was reserved for an address by Mr. W. W. Watson, the president of one of the leading banks in Pittsburg, who explained the Liberty Loan and how patriotic nurses could help finance the war. Thurs- day's morning session was a Red Cross meeting, with Mrs. Alma O'Keefe, State Chairman of the Red Cross, in charge. A paper on The Work of the Red Cross Chapter, by Mrs. Myrtle Conn, was read. Theresa Smith, of Topeka, then read a paper which had been prepared by Bertha H. Jones, also of Topeka. This was followed by an instructive talk on Red Cross Nursing by Ethel Hast- ings of Kansas City. The meeting on Thursday afternoon was most interest- ing, including a discussion by Bertha Baumgarten of Halstead, of Some of the Problems of the Private Duty Nurse, and a paper on The Question of the Affiliation of Training Schools from the Standpoint of the Small Hospital, by Ethel Hastings of Kansas City. Special business and the revision of the con- stitution and by-laws filled the remainder of the afternoon session. The principal address of the closing session, Thursday evening, was given by the Reverend J. A. Pompeney of Pittsburgh, "To Our Departing Sisters." This was responded to by Margaret McKnight of Topeka. The Board of Directors was made responsible for making the survey of the nursing resources of the state. The Association now has a membership of 190, 58 of whom were re- ceived during 1917. The election of officers resulted as follows: President, Sister Catherine Voth, Newton; vice president, Ethel L. Hastings, Kansas City; 260 The American Journal of Nursing secretary, W. Pearl Martin, Topeka; treasurer, Kate Williams, Hutchinson. The next convention will be held in Salina, May 7 and 8, 1918. Louisiana. — Dr. C .A. Balm, who has for some time past been secretary- treasurer of the Louisiana Board of Nurse Examiners, has been given an in- definite leave of absence while on duty with Base Hospital No. 24. Dr. J. S. Hebert has been appointed acting secretary. Maine. — The Maine State Board of Examination and Registration of Nurses held examinations at the State House in Augusta on November 1. At the annual meeting of the Board on November 7, these officers were elected: President, Margaret M. Dearness, superintendent of nurses, Maine General Hospital, Portland; secretary-treasurer, Ellen P. Paine, Bangor. Carlotta A. Marshall, superintendent Bath City Hospital, Bath, was appointed inspector of training schools. Maryland: Baltimore. — The League of Nursing Education held its fall meeting at the Church Home and Infirmary, on October 15. Interest centered in the discussion as to how the vacancies in the hospitals due to Red Cross nurses leaving for war service, are to be filled. Many ideas were advanced, and the meeting proved most interesting. Massachusetts. — The Massachusetts State Nurses' Association held its autumn meeting, October 27, in one of the Boston University buildings, with the privilege of using the assembly hall and class rooms for the day. At the general meeting, Dr. Laura A. C. Hughes took charge, in the absence of the president, Sara E. Parsons. The claims of the second Liberty Loan were vigorously presented and pressed by the assigned speakers, to whom precedence was given as the exigencies of the Loan Drive called them elsewhere. A representative of one of the leading banks of Boston was present to take sub- scriptions. He was surprised when a rising statement of ownership was called for, as very few in the audience remained seated. The reports of the secre- taries and of the treasurer told of the progress made and of the work being done in the matter of credentials for the Red Cross Nursing Service. In the absence of Miss Riddle, Mrs. William McNamara read the historian's report, in which the struggle for state registration was treated fully, clearly and forcibly. The history shows that the Association has already responded to public and nursing calls for money and service; in keeping with this spirit it is now financing the state census of nurses. Some of the county councillors reported considerable local activity. Mrs. Cleland, superintendent of the Cooley-Dickinson Hospital, reported the formation of a Graduate Nurses' As- sociation in Hampden County, and read a list of her graduates who were hold- ing industrial positions in other states. Mrs. Cushman, of the Beverley Hos- pital, had some interesting items from Essex County, and the report from Middlesex showed that it, too, has been wide awake. Mary E. P. Davis, in her inimitable manner, told of the efforts of Norfolk County to gather "wood for the winter fire." Until now Norfolk has been an adjunct of Suffolk County. There are said to be 10,000 graduate nurses in Massachusetts, of these 1,100 belong to the State Association and 900 are enrolled for Red Cross service. The collection, amounting to $22.00, is to be used to help defray the expenses of the Survey. It was voted to send greetings to Miss Drown and Miss Rich- ards, and a letter of sympathy to Miss Palmer. The revision of the by-laws, looking to amalgamation, called forth some discussion, but the terms on which the alumnae associations may affiliate with the State Association are now ready to be voted on by these associations at the next meeting. Much Nursing News and Announcements 261 interest was shown in the subjects considered, and the various meetings were well attended. Owing to war conditions no refreshments were served. Boston. — The Massachusetts General Alumnae Association at its recent monthly meeting voted to give $100.00 toward the state survey, as did also the Boston City Hospital Alumnae Association. The Boston City Nurses' Club, through a group of its workers, has kept up its shipment of hospital supplies all through the summer. Five large cases of Christmas bags have been sent to their usual beneficiaries; quantities of Christmas comforts have been sent to relatives in the various military camps in this country and, through the Red Cross, to the American boys overseas. Sweaters, socks and wristers have been knitted for the Navy League, the Red Cross, and individual soldiers. Besides all this, large cases of Christmas gifts for the nurses of Base Hospitals 5 and 6, have been sent through the parent hospitals. Base Hospital No. 6 is to receive from Trinity Church, through Mr. Sherill, the Chaplain, four big boxes, the contents to be used and distributed according to his judgment. The Guild of St. Barnabas will meet each Tuesday in the month as usual, the first Tuesday, to work for the mission in Alaska, and on the others to make dressings for the Allies. The Free Hospital for Women, Pond Street, Brookline, had a Donation Day on November 1. The New England Baptist Hospital has furnished many graduates for foreign service. Among those who are not with Boston units are Christine MacKenzie, No. 9 Canadian Stationary Hospital; Marion Sharpe, class of 1911, at Yarrowgate Hospital, Ramsgate, England; and Marie McLeod, who has been over since 1915. Christine England, Marion Ellis, Bertha Creelman and Hattie Harlow are at General Hospital No. 22, Harvard Surgical Unit. Jean Gates, class of 1915, has gone to China as a missionary under the Baptist Board. She fitted herself for this work by a post graduate course in pediatrics at the Infants' Hospital, Boston, by several months as head nurse in a large medical ward in a general hospital, and by taking the missionary course at the Newton Theological Seminary. Fanny Howe, after taking a post graduate course in nervous and mental disorders at Bloomingdale Hospital, White Plains, N. Y., has been appointed to the staff of St. Luke's Hospital, New York City, as instructor of nursing. Blanche Wallace, who was for a year at General Hospital No. 22, France, has returned to her home school to serve as assistant superintendent for a time. During the winter she will act as an instructor of nurses. Jessie A. Gray, on leaving for an extended vacation, received a testimonial letter from doctors whose patients have been under her care while she has been assistant superintendent of the hospital. With the letter was a bag holding ten twenty-dollar gold pieces. The Massachusetts General Hospital lists among its graduates who are on service overseas with units other than their own, Margaret S. Belyea, class of 1906; Mary Chayer, class of 1910, with the Harper Hospital Unit of Detroit, Mich.; Jessie Clarke, class of 1910, at the Second Canadian General Hospital, British Expeditionary Force, France; Vera L. Benjamin, class of 1912, with the Seventh Canadian General; Catherine Van Buskirk and Helen Boylston, both of the class of 1917, with the Harvard Surgical Unit, General Hospital No. 22, British Expeditionary Force, France. The Alumnae Associa- tion of the New England Hospital for Women and Children entertained the graduating class, on October 30, with a dance. Eva Parmelee, who went out with the Unit from Boston, is the nurse referred to in the November JOURNAL, under the Red Cross, as having been struck in the face by a fragment of steel. Northampton. — The Hampshire County Graduate Nurses' Association was 262 The American Journal of Nursing organized on October 19. The meetings will be held the second Saturday in the month, at the Cooley-Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The following officers were chosen: President, Jennie C. Quimby, vice presidents, Florence Levenselar, Mrs. Elizabeth Pomeroy; secretary, Christine Hall; treasurer, Mrs. Alice C. Cleland; councillor, Miss Gillis; programme committee, Mrs. Carrie Belding, Mae Connor, Mrs. Joseph Fallon. At the November meeting, Mrs. Esther W. Rodiman, dietitian at the Cooley-Dickinson Hospital, spoke on Food Conservation. Michigan. — The Michigan State Nurses' Association held an Executive Board session at the Hotel Downey in Lansing on October 23 and 24, when it elected to operate under the new constitution and by-laws after January 1, 1918. The committee in charge of the redistricting of the state is hard at work. Three districts, in the order named, have filed application for enroll- ment as soon as the new constitution becomes effective: The Flint District Nurses' Association, The Washtenaw County Nurses' Association and The Wayne County Nurses' Association. The census ordered by the General Medi- cal Board of the Council of National Defense is being financed by the War Emergency Board appointed by the Governor. This work is nearly completed. The names of the committee having this work in charge, follow: Elizabeth Parker, Mary Welsh, Anna M. Schill, Martha S. Pratt, clerk. The Association is conducting a publicity campaign for the purpose of increasing its member- ship, it has thus far furnished its quota for enrollment in the Red Cross. To raise funds for the relief of any of the members who are now serving in the Army or Navy, a War Emergency Committee has been appointed, composed of the following members: Elizabeth Parker, Mary Welsh, Mrs. L. E. Gretter, Annie M. Coleman, Anna M. Schill. Detroit. — The Grace Hospital Almunae Association held its first meeting this fall on October 9. After the business session, Odessa Shepherd gave a very interesting paper on The Origin of Nurs- ing. Mrs. Moore then spoke on the Michigan State Association, District No. 1. The Association is saddened by the death of one of its members, Sadie Brown, a supervisor at the hospital. Farrand Training School for Nurses held its an- nual commencement exercises at the Wayne County Medical Society Auditorium on November 1, when a class of thirty-four was graduated. A reception was held after the formal exercises. Minnesota. — The Minnesota State Graduate Nurses' Association held its fourteenth annual meeting in St. Paul, on October 10, with Minnie F. Pater- son, the president, in the chair. The secretary's report gave the names of three alumnae associations and twelve individual members admitted during the year, bringing the membership up to 1074. The treasurer announced that $200 had been given to the Red Cross and $200 to the Nurses' Relief Fund, leaving a balance of $231.07. Later, it was voted to buy a $200 Liberty Bond. The $257 reported by the committee on the sale of registered nurses' pins, was turned over to the Examining Board, to be used in the work of inspecting training schools; the Association also voted to turn over to the Board the entire work of this committee. In the absence of Irene English, Anna Gosman read the report of the Committee on Revision, showing that a great deal of correspondence is required that the members may vote intelligently when the question is acted upon next spring. Ida Isaacson, president of the Board of Examiners, stated in her report that Caroline Rankiellour had been ap- pointed to fill the unexpired term of Harriet B. Leach who had resigned; also that 271 nurses had been examined, and that $139.25 had been spent on the Nursing News and Announcements 263 inspection of schools. After a report on Private Duty Nursing by the chair- man, Delia O'Brien, Carrie Eppley gave an interesting account of her work as a member from Minnesota of the Council of the State Representatives of the National Organization for Public Health Nursing. This Council is trying to keep a directory of public health nurses, of which there are about 154 in the state, is endeavoring to popularize public health nursing, both among the laity and among nurses, and to influence training schools to include this subject in their curricula. Miss Paterson then spoke entertainingly of her work as chair- man of the State Committee on Red Cross Nursing Service. She reported about 200 enrolled Red Cross nurses in the state, and showed the urgent need of a much heavier enrollment. She stated that sixty-five nurses were on the Base Hos- pital Unit, and that five nurses had recently been sent to a southern canton- ment. This was followed by the report of Mrs. E. W. Stuhr, on the work of the Committee under the Council of National Defense. This Committee finds that thus far there are no apparent ill effects of the war upon children in the rural districts, but that the Twin Cities presented some conservation problems. To combat the suffering which is likely to result from the increased cost of milk, this Committee is preparing to bring to the knowledge of the people, possibly by demonstration, substitutes for milk that may be used with children over two years of age. Mrs. Stuhr emphasized the fact that no class could wield a larger influence in this question of child conservation than nurses, and she urged all nurses to interest themselves in it. Louise M. Powell then gave a brief report of the Survey of Nursing Resources being made in the state, in which she asked for the interest and co-operation of all, after which she read a most interesting report of the annual convention of the three national organizations, written by Mrs. Adelaide Northam, who is now out of the state. In response to an appeal from the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association, asking for endorsement of the Federal Amendment, it was decided to give it, but to leave it with the Suffrage Association to decide whether it is wise to press Congress in this matter now. The following officers were chosen: President, Minnie P. Paterson; directors, Misses Powell, Martin, Christenson, Swenson, Rommell, Porter, O'Brien, and Mrs. E. W. Stuhr. The afternoon session was omitted, that all might attend a nurses' section in the Mississippi Valley Anti-Tuberculosis Conference being held in the Twin Cities. The Minnesota State League of Nursing Education held its annual meeting at the Nurses' Home of the City and County Hospital, St. Paul, on October 13. Bertha Johnson presided in the absence of Mrs. Adelaide Northam, the president. A letter was read from the president of the National League, telling of the pub- licity work that is being done to stimulate an interest in nursing, particularly during this national crisis. In response to the appeal to the state leagues for financial assistance in this campaign, $100 was contributed. The League also voted to take a $50 Liberty Bond. The constitution and by-laws, as proposed by the National League for the state leagues, was adopted with a few changes. These officers were announced as the result of the election: President, Louise M. Powell; vice president, Esther Porter; secretary-treasurer, A. Hennegan; members of executive committee, Mrs. Frances Campbell, Mary Ledwidge, Carrie Eppley, Jeannette Christenson. The new president spoke of the work of the Committee on Education which she hopes to form, to reach prospective students in the state with accurate information concerning schools of nursing. She urged every nurse to secure a copy of the Standard Curriculum which has been prepared by the Education Committee of the National League. A social 264 The American Journal of Nursing hour followed. Minneapolis. — Asbury Hospital Training School showed its patriotism and loyalty by subscribing for a $100 Liberty Bond; the Alumnae by taking a $150 Bond. Mississippi. — The Mississippi State Association of Graduate Nurses held its seventh annual meeting in the city of Vicksburg, on October 30 and 31. The Association was fortunate in having Agnes L. Daspit, Director of the Red Cross Nursing Service of the Gulf Division, throughout the meeting; she proved an inspiration to all. Besides Miss Daspit, who gave a talk on Red Cross work, the programme contained the names of Miss Babb, who spoke on Public Health Work, and Dora Barnes of Peabody College, who discussed the scholarship given by the college for preparation in public health work. The officers for the year are as follows: President, Katherine Kent; vice presi- dents, Mary Hurst Trigg, Alice Malone, Esther Mitchell, Mrs. Maude E. Varnedoe, Ozella Thomas; secretary, Mrs. Jennie Quinn Cameron; treasurer, Jane P. Cox. Missouri. — The Missouri State Board for the Examination and Registra- tion of Nurses will hold the next State Board examinations as follows: in St. Louis, at the Planters Hotel, January 15 and 16; in Kansas City, at the Coates House, January 17 and 18, Mary E. S. Morrow, R.N., secretary, 417 East Main Street, Jefferson City, Missouri. The Missouri State Nurses' Association held its twelfth annual meeting at The American Hotel Annex, St. Louis, October 31- November 2, L. Eleanor Keely, the president, in the chair. The first session was opened with prayer by the Reverend George Norton, chaplain of St. Barnabas Guild, St. Louis, followed by the address of welcome by William Pindly, representing the Mayor. After the response to this, Miss Keely gave the president's address, and immediately afterward reports of the various activities of the Association were heard. Lydia Anderson, who has recently been appointed head of the Nursing Service for the Southwestern Division of the Red Cross, was then introduced. At the afternoon session, reports of city organizations and central registries for nurses were read. The Graduate Nurses of St. Louis reported a membership of 654, with 64 of their members overseas with Base Hospital No. 21. The Central Directory of St. Louis re- ported a busy year; it has 415 enrolled members, and receives on the average 417 calls a month. Forty-seven of its members are serving with Base Hos- pital No. 21. There was then a general discussion of the present state law, opened by Miss Gillis, followed by a discussion of revision of the by-laws to conform to the requirements of the American Nurses' Association. This dis- cussion was opened by Margaret McKinley. The remainder of the afternoon was occupied by Miss Keely, the delegate to the 1917 convention of the national association. So inspiring was her report that a number of nurses are be- ginning now to plan to attend the 1918 convention, to be held in Cleveland. An informal dinner was held in the evening. The next morning there was a meeting of the Red Cross state and local committees. The afternoon was a public health session, with Anna Barr presiding. The subject of Industrial Nursing was presented by Mrs. Eleanor Ericson of Chicago, and The Nurse's Responsibility in Civic Affairs was very ably discussed by Emil H. Tolkach. At the Private Duty session, over which Petronella Huber of Kansas City and Frances Ott of Morocco, Indiana, presided, there was a record attendance, due partly, perhaps, to the large number of senior nurses who were present, the senior class of each of the different hospitals in the city having been invited. These subjects were presented: Where Is the Modern Private Duty Nurse? by Nursing News and Announcements 265 Frances Ott of Morocco, Indiana; The Value of the Community Idea under Different Aspects, prepared by Mary McGrath of St. Joseph, read by Miss Doran; The Graduate Nurse in the Hospital, by Petronella Huber of Kansas City; Loyalty, by Matilda Bell of St. Louis. On the morning of the last day, the State League of Nursing Education held its session. After reports from the officers and from the Kansas City and St. Louis Leagues, M. Anna Gillis read a paper on What Is the League of Nursing Education? which had been prepared by Charlotte B. Forrester, and Helen L. Bridge discussed a Prepara- tory Course for Nurses. These papers called forth considerable comment. The League elected the following officers: President, M. Anna Gillis, superintendent City Hospital Training School, St. Louis; vice president, Elsie Ruffer, superin- tendent St. Luke's Hospital Training School, St. Louis; secretary, Charlotte B. Forrester, superintendent Christian Church Hospital Training School, Kansas City; treasurer, Miss Burman, superintendent, Mercy Hospital, Kansas City; chairman public health section, Elvira Barron, supervisor Municipal nurses, St. Louis; chairman private duty section, Elizabeth T. Doran, St. Joseph. At the Red Cross session in the afternoon, at which Cornelia Seelye presided, there was a short musical programme followed by interesting reports of the chairmen of the state and local committees. Then George W. Simmons, man- ager of the Southwestern Division of the Red Cross, addressed the members, and Lydia Anderson, the new representative of the Nursing Service Depart- ment for that division, read a paper on The Graduate Nurse's Responsibility to the Red Cross. At the various sessions, arrangements were made for round- table conferences, which proved very popular. The closing session of the con- vention was held in the evening, at which delegates were elected to the various conventions of affiliated organizations, and the new officers of the State As- sociation, whose names follow, were presented: President, Margaret Rogers, superintendent Jewish Hospital, St. Louis; vice presidents, Elsie Ruffer, super- intendent St. Lube's Hospital Training School, St. Louis; Marie Brockman, health supervisor, Bell Telephone Company, St. Louis; secretary, Janet C. Bond, instructor, City Hospital, St. Louis; treasurer, Janette Flanigan, service secre- tary, Mazda Lamp Works, St. Louis; chairmen of committees: legislative, Helen L. Bridge, assistant superintendent Washington University Training School, St. Louis; credentials, Anna Teimeyer, St. Louis; arrangements and programme, M. Anna Gillis, superintendent City Hospital Training School, St. Louis; constitution and by-laws, Anna Barr, superintendent Visiting Nurse Association, Kansas City; ways and means, Loella Adkins, superintendent Chillicothe Hospital, Chillicothe; finance, A. C. Robinson, St. Louis. Margaret McKinley, registrar of the Central Directory, was chosen Honorary President. The Convention then adjourned to meet in St. Louis in October, 1918. St. Louis. — The Graduate Nurses' Association of St. Louis held its annual meeting at Schuyler Memorial Hall on October 15. After routine business, the plan of reorganization was discussed, and it was found that most of the alumnae will be ready to work under the plan from January 1, 1918. These officers were chosen for the year: President, M. Anna Gillis, vice presidents, Isabelle Welland, Mary A. Coleman; recording secretary, Mrs. Anna S. Nagel; treasurer, Catherine Smith; executive board, Elsie Lannigan, Eunice Wright; directory board, Lucy Funkhauser, Charity Laubender. The St. Louis League of Nurs- ing Education held its annual meeting with Miss Gillis, at the City Hospital, on October 17. The present state law, the constitution and by-laws of the Missouri State Association and of the Missouri State League of Nursing Edu- 266 The American Journal of Nursing cation were discussed at some length. The following officers were elected: President, M. Anna Gillis; vice president, Helen L. Bridge; secretary-treasurer, Mrs. Mary A. Nelson. New Hampshire: Concord. — Mrs. Eva M. Crosby has recently resigned her position as night supervisor of the Infirmary of St. Paul's School, to become superintendent of The Carrie P. Wright Hospital, at Newport, New Hampshire, succeeding Miss Spinney, who had resigned. New Jersey. — The New Jersey State Nurses' Association held its tenth semi-annual meeting in the Lyceum Theater Building, East Orange, on Novem- ber 7. After the invocation by the Reverend Dr. Charles T. Walkley, rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Orange, addresses of welcome were given by Lincoln Rawley, in the absence of the Mayor, and by Martha W. Moore, presi- dent of the Alumnae Association of Orange Memorial Hospital. These were responded to by Mary E. Rockhill, president of the State Association, and Helen Carol Howes, president of the State League of Nursing Education. After routine business, including the reports of officers and chairmen of standing committees, Mary E. Rockhill gave the president's greeting. This was followed by the reports of special committees, with interest centering largely in the question of reorganization and the state survey. In the afternoon the State League of Nursing Education held a short business meeting, after which a joint session was held, at which addresses were given by Mrs. Charles Stockton, chairman of the State Woman's Committee of the Council of National Defense, asking for the co-operation of nurses, and by Mrs. Otis A. Glazebrook, who has recently returned from Jerusalem, and who gave some of her experiences during a three years' residence in the east. After the reports of Mrs. d'Arcy Stephen and Margaret Hickey, who had served as delegates to the State Federa- tion of Women's Clubs, and the report of Elizabeth Higbid, the delegate to the 1917 national convention, a most interesting and helpful talk was given by the newly-appointed interstate secretary, Adda Eldredge. It was decided to hold the next meeting in Atlantic City in April. The New Jersey State Organization for Public Health Nursing held its fall meeting on October 27, at Asbury Park, the president, Mary V. Crich, in the chair. The reports of the committees were encouraging, that on membership showing a decided growth in numbers and interest. After the invocation by Reverend P. H. Richey, the rector of Trinity Church, Mr. B. H. Obert, the Mayor's deputy, ex- tended a cordial welcome on behalf of the city. Mr. D. C. Bower then gave an account of Public Health Administration, which was vitalized by his knowledge of the local and state departments of health. This was fol- lowed by a talk on the Mission of Florence Nightingale, introduced by a brief history of her life. The History and Evolution of the Visiting Nurse, as pre- sented by Ella Phillips Crandall, was both interesting and enlightening. In the absence of Carolyn C. Van Blarcom, Mrs. Thatcher M. Brown read a paper on the Work of the Red Cross Chapter, which gave in condensed form a very explicit account of their activities. Following this, Helen Stephen spoke of the Status of the Red Cross Nurse in New Jersey. This meeting, at which the announcement was made of the prospective affiliation with the State Federa- tion of Women's Clubs, was well attended. The next meeting will be held in January, either in Jersey City or Newark. Orange. — The Orange Training School Alumnae Association held its annual meeting, on October 17, at the home of Annie Curry. The election of officers resulted as follows: President, Martha Moore; vice presidents, Edith Cooke, Mrs. Edward G. Robb; secretary, Nursing News and Announcements 267 Julia Puss; treasurer, Anna Millholland. Montclair. — The Mountainside Hos- pital Alumnae Association held its annual meeting at the Graduate Nurses' Club, on October 17. Ida Stitt, the retiring president, gave a report of the work done during the year, showing how the Association had advanced along many lines, but especially financially. She wished godspeed to the members now in foreign countries and to those who would be joining them from time to time. These officers were chosen: President, Mrs. M. W. Huttenloch; vice presidents, Ida Stitt, May Wilier; recording secretary, Mrs. E. L. Wilson; corresponding secretary, Hulda Budde; treasurer, Kate Garratt. Hackensack. — Hackensack Hospital Alumnae Association held a meeting at the Nurses' Home on Novem- ber 5, for the purpose of considering the question of reorgnization, upon which Miss Higbid read a paper. It was decided to increase the annual dues to two dollars, to buy a $50 Liberty Bond on the installment plan, and to start a Furniture Fund, the money to be donated by the nurses for furnishing the alumnae room. These donations are payable to the treasurer. After the formal business, Miss Chetwell of the Anti-Tuberculosis League of Bergen County, gave a talk on social service work, in which she commented on the scarcity of graduate nurses in this particular field. A social hour followed. New York. — The New York State Board of Nurse Examiners will hold examinations for registration on January 29, 30 and 31, simultaneously in New York City, Albany, Syracuse, Utica, Rochester and Buffalo. Applications should be addressed early to George M. Wiley, State Department of Education, Albany. The subjects covered in the examination are as follows: Anatomy and physiology, medical nursing and nursing of children, obstetrical nursing (for female applicants only), genito-urinary nursing (for males only), materia medica, bacteriology and surgery, diet cooking, practical procedures. Miss Hitchcock, the secretary of the Board of Examiners, is in her office at 600 Lexington Avenue, New York City, telephone, Plaza 6000, from 10 to 12 morn- ings, and is glad to see nurses or answer any inquiries concerning the examina- tion. The New York State Nurses' Association held its sixteenth annual con- vention in Binghamton, on October 17 and 18. The first meeting was called to order by the president, Mrs. Hugh Reid Jack, after which the invocation was pronounced by Dr. J. J. Lawrence of the First Presbyterian Church. In the absence of the Mayor of the city, the address of welcome was given by Mr. Page, the corporation counsel. Mrs. Reed B. Freeman welcomed the nurses on behalf of the women of the city. The response to these addresses was given by Carrie J. Brink, superintendent of nurses at Bellevue Hospital, New York City. The names of fourteen organizations and fifteen individual applicants were voted into membership. The remainder of the morning ses- sion was devoted to reports from special and standing committees and from the delegates. The afternoon session was held at the State Hospital, having been preceded by an automobile ride around the city. Owing to the unavoida- ble absence of Dr. Wagner, the superintendent of the hospital, Dr. Townsend, his assistant, gave the opening address, in which he presented most inter- estingly some of the historic facts connected with the development of state hospitals, showing very clearly the great advancement that has been made in the care of this class of patients. Adele S. Poston, superintendent of nurses at Bloomingdale Hospital, then spoke on The Training Schools in the Mental Hospitals. This paper was followed by one by Dr. Lovett, of the State De- partment of Health, on Infantile Paralysis and Its After Care. At the close of the session, groups of the delegates were taken on tours of inspection 268 The American Journal of Nursing through the various buildings, after which all returned to the Administration Building, where bountiful refreshments were served. A Red Cross meeting was held in the evening. After the invocation by Reverend Theodore J. Deevers, Rector of Trinity Church, Helen Scott Hay, director of the Bureau of Instruction of the American Red Cross, gave a most interesting talk on Red Cross Nursing Service. This was followed by a paper on Red Cross Town and Country Nursing, by Eva M. Schied, Welfare Nurse of Herkimer County, which was read by Miss Tibbitts, superintendent of the Utica State Hospital. At the Thursday morning session, Mrs. C. G. Stevenson, chairman of the Legisla- tive Committee, made a report, following which the Association adopted this resolution: "That the Executive Committee together with the Committee on Legislation be empowered to introduce a bill in the Legislature of 1918 in the form in which it passed the Senate of 1916 with the addition of a reciprocity clause, unless subsequent events should render such a course un- advisable." The Nurse as an Assistant Roentgenologist was interestingly pre- sented by Emily McCreight, superintendent of Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira. This was followed by a presentation of Some Problems in Eugenics by Maurice Bigelow, Ph.D., professor of biology at Teachers College. Dr. Stuart Blakely of Binghamton then spoke on Birth Control, from the opposite point of view. The discussion of the proposed amendments to the constitution and by-laws came next. With a few minor changes, these amendments were adopted. During the interval between the morning and afternoon sessions, the members were charmingly entertained at a subscription luncheon at the Hotel Arling- ton, at which the President of the Chamber of Commerce was present and ex- tended a cordial welcome. Clara Barton McMillian of New York City presented a paper on Private Duty Nursing at the afternoon meeting. Addresses on Serum Therapy and "Vaccines by Bert Nelson, city bacteriologist of Binghamton, and Modern Care of Infectious Diseases by Dr. Paul B. Brooks, sanitary super- visor of the State Department of Health, completed the programme for the afternoon. The Association then voted to accept the invitation to hold the next convention in Rochester. Two papers were presented at the evening session, one by Helen M. Estabrook, food conservation agent of the New York State Food Supply Commission, on Food Conservation; the other by Dr. Frank M. Dyer, of the City Hospital of Binghamton, on Health Insurance from a Physician's Standpoint. The report of the tellers showed the following officers elected: President, Elizabeth E. Golding, New York; vice president, Katherine Danner, Buffalo; secretary, Julia A. Littlefleld, Albany; treasurer, Louise Sherwood, Syracuse; trustee for three years, Amy M. Hilliard, New York; executive committee, Elizabeth A. Greener, New York, Katharine DeWitt, Rochester, Theodora H. LeFevre, Binghamton; candidates for the Board of Nurse Examiners, Carolyn E. Gray, New York, Miss Atkin, Binghamton. After the introduction of the new officers, the meeting adjourned. The State Civil Service Commission is to hold an examination for county (or visiting) nurse for county tuberculosis hospitals on December 8. (Note.— As all applications must be in the hands of the Commission before December 3, a more detailed announcement would have no value. — Ed.) New York. — A National Nurses' Registry for Colored Graduate Nurses was established at Lincoln Hospital, New York City, by action of the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses, at its tenth session held in Louisville, Ky. Adah B. Thomas, Lincoln Hospital, was elected president. Brooklyn. — Long Island College Hospital Alumnae Association held its first meeting of the season at the Club Rooms, Nursing News and Announcements 269 on October 9. Great interest was shown in the choosing of a committee to send each member overseas a Christmas box. Miss Hoge, the president, was chosen delegate to the state convention. Rochester. — The Rochester Homeo- pathic Alumnae Association held its annual meeting on November 6, when the following officers were elected: President, Mrs. Doris Chambers; vice presi- dent, Jessie Burton; treasurer, Emily Jones. Miss Bailey, the delegate to the convention of the New York State Nurses' Association, read a report of the meeting. Buffalo. — The Buffalo General Hospital formally opened its new Memorial Hall on October 23. The net proceeds of this building are to be used in charity work in the wards of the hospital. Anna P. Evans, class of 1897, who for the past ten years has been doing settlement work in connection with Westminster House, where she has proved most efficient, resigned on November 1, as that work has recently been taken over by the public health nurses. North Carolina: Winston-Salem. — Mrs. Dorothy Hayden, who is now at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, serving under the Red Cross, has resigned her position as secretary of the North Carolina State Nurses' Association, Blanch Stafford, of Winston-Salem, succeeding her. North Dakota. — The North Dakota State Association held a session, through its Board of Directors, at the Y. W. C. A. in Grand Forks, on October 29 and 30. The names of the Board members follow: President, Ethel E. Stanford; vice presidents, Leila Halverson, Aida Langley, secretary-treasurer, Frances Riordan; corresponding secretary, Minnie Traynor; acting cor- responding secretary, Agnes Patterson; Jennie Mahoney, Marie C. Hanson, Clara Rue. New members were admitted and plans for the 1918 convention to be held in Fargo, were discussed. Ohio. — The State Medical Board, through its Nurse Registration Commit- tee, will hold its next examination for the registration of nurses on December 12 and 13, in the State House, Columbus. Harriet L. P. Friend is Chief Ex- aminer. Cleveland. — The Cleveland Graduate Nurses' Association has chosen these officers for the year: President, Cecelia Evans; vice president, Caroline V. McKee, Claribel Wheeler; recording secretary, Sarah B. Stevens; correspond- ing secretary, Mildred Whitlock; treasurer, Anne Williamson; assistant treas- urer, Anne Williamson; assistant treasurer, Agnes McLeod. Oklahoma, — The Oklahoma State Association of Graduate Nurses met, for its ninth annual convention, at the Lee Huckins Hotel in Oklahoma City, on October 24 and 25. The president, Rose Walker, called the meeting to order, with sixty-seven present. After an address of welcome by Mayor Over- holser and a response by Mrs. Scroggs of Norman, interesting reports were read of the work of the treasurer and secretary, the examining board, and the inspector of training schools. The Red Cross Committee and the State League of Nursing Education held sessions immediately afterward. At the afternoon meeting the President's address was given, followed by a paper on Conserva- tion of Infant Life, by Dr. W. M. Taylor of Oklahoma City. The Ad Club then took the members on a sight-seeing trip around the city. In the evening an interesting paper on Red Cross Nursing was read by Lina Davis, superin- tendent of St Anthony's Hospital, Oklahoma City. Retta Johnson, secretary of the Texas State Association, had been invited to be present; she gave a very able discussion of the question of reorganization. The two sessions held on Thursday had as their chief topic, reorganization. After much discussion it was decided to reorganize by counties, to take out a charter, and to adopt 270 The American Journal of Nursing the new constitution and by-laws under which the name of the organization is to be, The Registered Nurses' Association of the State of Oklahoma. A pro- gressive luncheon was given by the various hospitals, with musical selections interspersed. These officers were chosen for the coming year: President, Mrs. Kate B. Scott, Tulsa; vice presidents, Ina Smith, Oklahoma City, Janet Scott, Oklahoma City, Emma Peel, Muskogee, Mrs. Charlotte Huggins, Muskogee, Mrs. Pearl Lyng Baker, Enid, Jennie Martin, Guthrie, Grace Erwin, Clinton; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. F. D. Bearly, Oklahoma City. This convention proved to be the most enthusiastic the Association has yet held. The meeting adjourned to meet in Tulsa, in October, 1918. In the evening, after all busi- ness cares were laid aside, the women in evening gowns gathered in the Banquet Hall of the hotel for a banquet, at which the after-dinner speakers emphasized the deepest feeling for the nurses who are serving their country at this time. On behalf of the Association, Mrs. F. D. Bearly presented Miss Johnson of Texas, with a small token of friendship. Pennsylvania: Philadelphia. — The Committee on Infant Welfare Nursing of the Babies' Welfare Association, at a recent meeting, decided that the in- terests of the public would best be served by keeping in the United States all nurses doing public health work, especially work concerned with infants and young children. St. Agnes Hospital Alumnae Association held its regu- lar monthly meeting in the Study Hall, on October 24, seventeen members being present. Letters from the Red Cross Social Service Department were read, urging nurses to join that Branch. The pnpil nurses invited the gradu- ates to an entertainment to be given by them. Afterwards, Roberta West, of the Liberty Loan Committee, gave a very interesting talk on Liberty Bonds. A social hour followed. Pittsburgh. — The Allegheny General Nurses' Alumnae Association recently held its annual reunion banquet, with Alice Pierson, the former superintendent of nurses, the guest of honor. The treasurer was authorized to invest $500 in Liberty Bonds, and the secretary was instructed to send messages to all their nurses doing war service. Lancaster. — St. Joseph's Hospital Alumnae Association held its regular monthly meeting on October 3, for the purpose of nominating officers for 1918. The election will take place at the annual meeting, scheduled for the first Tuesday in January. South Bethlehem. — St. Luke's Hospital Alumnae Association held its annual meeting on Hospital Day, October 18, when the following officers were elected for a period of three years: President, Martha Perrine; vice president, Ida Van Buskirk; secretary and treasurer, Helen McDaniels; corresponding secre- tary, Carrie Pedrick. Ida Van Buskirk was chosen delegate to the meeting of the State Association, which was held in Scranton. Marie Brown was chosen to represent the hospital at the same meeting. The graduating class of seven was enrolled in the Association's membership. At the close of the graduating exercises, the Alumnae Association gave a reception and tea to the graduating class and their friends. Rhode Island: Providence. — The Rhode Island Hospital Nurses' Club met at the Nurses' Home on November 6, to listen to an address on Nervous and Mental Diseases by Dr. William McDonald, Jr., who illustrated his remarks with original drawings. In closing, Dr. McDonald gave a very personal talk to the nurses who expect to go out with the Unit very soon. The meeting was exceptionally well attended. The Providence Branch of the Guild of St. Barnabas met at St. Stephen's Church on November 1. The Chaplain, Dr. Fiske, gave a little introductory talk on All Saints' Day and Its Significance. Nursing News and Announcements 271 Mary Foster then spoke on the work of the Church Periodical Club in dis- tributing magazines, pictures, books, games, etc., and of the constant evidence that these are of great help and interest to those who receive them. South Dakota. — The South Dakota State Nurses' Examining Board will hold its first meeting and examination for registration of nurses, at the Capitol Building, Pierre, January 9 and 10. Applications, properly executed, together with diploma and fee, must be filed with the secretary, at least two weeks prior to the date of examination. Applications for reciprocity, together with state certificate, diploma and fee, must be filed with the secretary at least two weeks prior to the date of the Board meeting. Waiver of examina- tion for registration expires December 31, 1917. For further information, apply to Mrs. Elizabeth Dryborough, R.N., secretary-treasurer, Rapid City, South Dakota. Tennessee. — The East Tennessee Graduate Nurses' Association recently started a fund for the benefit of the Tennessee soldiers, to which each member is contributing a cent a day. There are seventy or more members. Utah. — The bill creating the Utah State Board of Examination and Registration of Hospital Trained and Graduate Nurses, was passed on March 1, was approved by the Governor on March 8, and became effective on May 8, 1917. It reads as follows: Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Utah: Section 1. Board of examination and registration. Within sixty days after this Act takes effect, the Governor shall appoint a State Board of Ex- amination and Registration of Hospital Trained and Graduate Nurses, con- sisting of five members. Sec. 2. Qualifications of members. Each person so named shall be a trained nurse, at least twenty-three years of age, and a graduate of a training school connected with a hospital of recognized standing. Their successors in office shall be nurses duly registered under the provisions of this Act. Sec. 3. Terms of office. Three members of said Board shall be appointed by the Governor to hold office for two years, and two of said members to hold office for the term of four years. At the expiration of the term of each person so appointed, his successor shall be appointed for a term of four years. An office, made vacant by resignation, death, or otherwise, shall be filled in the same manner as herein provided for the first appointment. Sec. 4. Working organization — rules and regulations — seal. Within thirty days after appointment, said Board shall assemble and proceed to effect a working organization. There shall be elected from among its members a Presi- dent, Vice President and a Secretary, who shall also act as Treasurer. These officers shall serve for two years; and blannually (biennially) thereafter their successors shall be elected to serve for a like period. Three members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. The Board shall be authorized to make such rules and regulations to govern its proceedings and to carry into effect the provisions of this Act as shall be found necessary or convenient. The Board shall adopt a seal. Sec. 5. Officers— duties — records — reports. The President shall be chair- man of the Board and its principal executive officer, with the powers and duties usually incident to such position. The Vice President shall act in the absence of the President. The Secretary shall have full charge of all moneys and books of accounts, and all other transactions of the Board, and shall be required to keep a record of all meetings of said Board, and a register of names of all 272 The American Journal of Nursing nurses applying for registration, and those duly registered under the pro- visions of this Act. The nurses' register, books of accounts, and the proceed- ings of said Board shall be kept in the office of the State Board of Health, and shall be open at all reasonable times for public inspection. The Board shall be charged with the duties of enforcing the provisions of this Act, and of causing the prosecution of any person violating any of its provisions. An annual report shall be made to the Governor and shall be filed in his office before January 1st, of each year. Sec. 6. Meetings. The Board shall provide for a regular annual meet- ing for the transaction of such business as may come before it. Special meet- ings may be called by the President, or by the Secretary on request in writing of any three members of the Board. The meetings of said Board for the purpose of holding examinations shall be as hereinafter provided. Sec. 7. Compensation— expenses — limitations. The Board members, with the exception of the Secretary, shall receive not to exceed four dollars per day for each day or fraction thereof, actually engaged in attendance upon meetings of the Board, and also for those days spent in going to and from the place of meeting. Said members, with the exception of the Secretary, shall also be allowed all necessary traveling expenses incurred in attendance upon said meetings. The salary of the Secretary shall be fixed by the Board, and shall not exceed five hundred dollars per annum. All necessary expenses in- curred in carrying out the provision of this Act, including stationery, books of account, office furniture and supplies, cost of prosecution, and other like expenses shall be borne by the Board, and the Secretary shall draw vouchers in payment of the same, duly countersigned by the President as hereinafter specified, provided, however, that in no event shall the expenditures of said Board exceed the revenues. Sec. 8. Pees — special fund— disbursements. Upon filing application for examination, each applicant shall pay an examination fee of ten dollars, which shall in no case be returned to the applicant. Nurses applying for registration without examination shall be required to pay a like fee. All fees received by said Board shall be paid to the Secretary of said Board, who shall at the end of each and every month deposit the same with the State Treasurer, and the State Treasurer shall place the money so received in a special fund, to be known as the fund of the State Board of Examination and Registration of Hospital Trained and Graduate Nurses, and shall pay the same out on vouchers issued and signed by the Secretary and the President of the Board upon war- rants drawn by the Auditor of the State. All money so received and placed in said fund may be used by said Board in paying the salaries and other ex- penses authorized by this Act. Sec. 9. Practicing without certificate prohibited. One hundred and twenty days after said Board shall organize and elect its officers as herein- before provided, it shall be unlawful for any nurse to practice nursing as a Hos- pital Graduate, or Registered Nurse, without a certificate from the Board hereby created, provided, however, that this Act shall not be construed to affect or apply to any person nursing the sick as a practical nurse who does not as- sume to be, or to practice as, a hospital trained graduate, or registered nurse. Sec. 10. Time for registration— qualification of applicants. An applicant for registration, who has been a resident of the State of Utah for six months before the 1st of March, 1918, shall be registered without examination, pro- vided application for registration be made by said applicant prior to the 1st Nursing News and Announcements 273 of March, 1918, and said applicant has been graduated before said date from a reputable training school for nurses connected with a general hospital, pro- vided however, that any student now in training in any hospital training school in the State of Utah, who has previously made application for registra- tion, may have until January 1st, 1919, to register. An examination, as here- inafter provided, shall be required of all other applicants. No person shall be eligible for such examination who shall not furnish satisfactory evidence of having been graduated from an accredited training school for nurses, and who has not reached the age of twenty-one years. Sec. 11. Training School. An accredited training school for nurses within the meaning of this Act, is hereby denned to be, a school for the training of nurses attached to, or operated in connection with, a hospital or hospitals, with a minimum capacity of forty beds, giving a general training and a sys- tematic, theoretical, and practical course of instruction covering a period of at least three years. All applicants for examination must furnish satisfactory evidence of good [,] moral character, and of having complied with the pro- visions of this Act relative to qualifying. Sec. 12. Examinations. It shall be the duty of said Board to meet on January 2nd, and July 1st, of each year for the purpose of holding examin- ations in both theory and practice under the provisions of this Act. Said examinations shall cover Bacteriology, Elementary Hygiene, Anatomy, Physiology, Materia Medica, Dietetice (Dietetics), Practical Nursing, Medical and Surgical Nursing, Obstetrics, Nursing of Children, and the rules and regulations of the State Board of Health relating to infectious diseases and quarantine, and other subjects required from time to time. A nurse who has received his certificate according to the provisions of this Act shall be styled and known as a registered nurse, and shall be entitled to place the initials It. N., after his name. Sec. 13. Registration of nurses from other States. The Board upon written application, and upon the receipt of ten dollars registration fee, shall issue a certificate of registration to any applicant who has been duly registered as a nurse under the laws of another State or foreign country, having require- ments similar to those provided in this Act. Sec. 14. Revocation of certificates — procedure — notice — appeal— -costs. The Board shall have power to revoke any certificate issued in accordance with this Act, by unanimous vote of said Board, for gross incompetency, dis- honesty, habitual intemperance, or any other act or conduct derogatory to morals, calculated to lower the standard of the profession of nursing; but before any certificate can be revoked the holder shall be entitled to at least thirty days' written notice of the charge against him, and of the time and place of hearing, at which time and place he shall be entitled to present any evidence bearing upon the question which he may have, such charge shall be set forth fully in a duly verified complaint. Upon revocation of any certificate it shall be the duty of the Secretary, to strike the name of the holder thereof from the roll of registered nurses, and notice of such revocation shall be sent to the State Board of Examination and Registration of Nurses in other states; provided, that any nurse whose certificate shall be revoked for any cause may appeal to the District Court of the county wherein such revocation shall be made in all respects as is provided by law in civil cases. Should such per- son prevail in such appeal, all costs of action shall be assessed against said Board. 274 The American Journal of Nursing Sec. 15. Inspectors-— qualifications— fees. The Board shall have the power to appoint an inspector of hospitals and training schools for nurses, whose duties shall be outlined by the Board. Such appointee may or may not be a member of the Board, but in either event must be a hospital trained graduate and registered nurse. The inspector shall receive, not to ex- ceed five dollars a day, when actually engaged in the service of the Board, and also all necessary expenses incurred while in the discharge of his official duties. Sec. 16. Penalty for violation of Act. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Act, or making any false representations to the said Board in applying for a certificate shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon con- viction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars, nor more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment of not more than thirty days in jail, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Wisconsin. — The Committee of Examiners of Registered Nurses will hold an examination for state registration on January 8 and 9, 1918, in the Senate Chamber of the State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin. All applications should be on file before January 1st. Further information may be obtained from Anna J. Haswell, R.N., 1610 Jefferson Street, Madison, Wisconsin. The Wis- consin Association of Graduate Nurses held its eighth annual meeting in Mil- waukee, at the County Nurses' Club, on October 2 and 3. The first hours of the morning session of October 2, were occupied with registration and round tables for superintendents of training schools, led by A. Richie, Neenah; for private duty nurses, conducted by Ella McGovern, Milwaukee; and for public health nurses, presided over by Mrs. Kate Kohlsaat, superintendent of the Visiting Nurse Association, Milwaukee. These round tables were followed by an address on The Problems of the Small Hospital, by Mary C. Wheeler, superintendent of the Illinois Training School for Nurses, Chicago. At the afternoon session, after the invocation by the Reverend Paul Jenkins, Hon. Daniel W. Hoan, Mayor of Milwaukee, gave the address of welcome; the re- sponse was given by Mrs. Millicent Northway, superintendent of Kenosha Hos- pital. The officers, the chairmen of the various standing committees, the delegates to conventions, and the affiliated organizations all made encouraging reports. In the evening, Dr. C. A. Harper, state health officer, spoke on The Health of Our State. At the morning session of the 3rd, Anna J. Haswell; secretary, gave a report of the Committee of Examiners for State Registra- tion, and Stella Mathews, chairman, gave the report of the State Committee on Red Cross Nursing Service. These reports were followed by a discussion of Rural Nursing under Red Cross Supervision, by Charlotte Van Duzor of Grand Rapids, Mich., who is county school nurse for Kent County. Rural Nursing under County Supervision was presented by Mae Coleman, of Manawa, Wis., county nurse for Waupaca County. The discussion was led by Stella Fuller, chief nurse of the Wisconsin Anti-Tuberculosis Association. Frances Ott, chairman of the Private Duty Section of the American Nurses' Associa- tion, spoke on Where is the Modern Private Duty Nurse? with discussion by Miss Eastman and Edith Turney, both of Milwaukee. Elnora Thomson, chair- man of the Mental Hygiene Section of the American Nurses' Association, gave an address on The Trained Nurse and the Mentally 111, the discussion being led by Hazel Morton, superintendent of Training School, Mendota Hospital, Mendota, Wis. The following officers were elected: President, Mrs. Millicent Northway, Kenosha Hospital, Kenosha; secretary, Mrs. Kate Kolsaat, 807-809 Nursing News and Announcements 275 Merchants and Manufacturers Bank Building, Milwaukee; treasurer, Margaret Pakenham, Downer College Infirmary, Milwaukee. In the evening, Ellen Sabin, president of Downer College, gave an address, which marked the close of the convention. BIRTHS In October, at Bristol, Conn., a son, to Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Woisard. Mrs. Woisard was Evelyn Bellrose, class of 1913, St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. In October, at Hartford, Conn., a son, to Dr. and Mrs. C. V. Flaherty. Mrs. Flaherty was Mary Duane, class of 1912, St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. MARRIAGES On September 23, at Buffalo, N. Y., Muriel Winfred Carter, class of 1913, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, to Ira David Gibbons. On October 23, at Washington, D. C, Mary Edna Whyte, class of 1914, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, to Harold Vincent Raycroft, M.D. On June 20, at the British Consulate, Chengtu, West China, Margaret J. Modeland, class of 1908, Allegheny General Hospital, to Reverend C. A. Bridg- man. Mr. and Mrs. Bridgman will live in Fowchow, Szechwan, West China. On May 24, at Baltimore, Md„ Grace D. Barclay, class of 1912, Johns Hopkins Hospital, to J. Earle Moore, M.D. Dr. and Mrs. Moore have joined the workers in France. On June 9, at Troy, Oona Staples, class of 1916, Johns Hopkins Hospital, to Lindsay Rogers of the University of Virginia. Prof, and Mrs. Rogers will live in University, Va. Recently, Helen L. Shannon, class of 1916, St. Joseph's Hospital, Lan- caster, Pa., to James S. Dixon, M.D. Dr. and Mrs. Dixon will live in Bloss- burg, Pa. On August 24, at Fayetteville, W. Va., Mary E. Feamster, class of 1915, Stuart Circle Hospital, Richmond, Va., to J. Tyree Wills. On August 20, at Graham, N. C, Vallie Bradshaw, class of 1916, Stuart Circle Hospital, Richmond, Va., to J. P. Ellis. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis will live in Alliance, Ohio. On October 10, May White, St. Barnabas Hospital, Newark, N. J., to Alfred Moufre. On October 11, at Eagle Pass, Texas, Wilda Singer, class of 1910, Ger- man Hospital, Philadelphia, to Lieut. Frank Marston, U. S. A. Lieut, and Mrs. Marston will live in Eagle Pass. On October 31, at South Bethlehem, Pa., Elsie Brewer, class of 1909, St. Luke's Hospital, South Bethlehem, to George C. Flick. Recently, at St. Joseph's Rectory, Providence, R. I., Alice E. Meehan, class of 1911, Rhode Island Hospital, to Dennis A. Hurley. Mr. and Mrs. Hurley will live in Providence. (Note. — Owing to an error in our Rhode Island correspondent's material, this notice was incorrectly printed last month. — Ed.) On August 12, at Sunrise, Wyoming, Eda May Gallaher, class of 1911, Minnequa Hospital, Pueblo, to Frank Pine. Mr. and Mrs. Pine will live in Sunrise. On October 30, at Cambridge, N. Y., Margaret Hill, class of 1908, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R. I., to Frederick Barton Stevenson. On June 8, at Pueblo, Colo., Loretta Marie Welsh, to George Ernest Connelly. Mr. and Mrs. Connelly will live in Bellefontaine, Ohio. 276 The American Journal of Nursing On July 16, at Los Angeles, Cal., Martha M. Pabor, class of 1905, St. Louis Baptist Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., to James Fitch Stewart. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart will live in Los Angeles. On August 19, at Memphis, Tenn., Ella G. Carleton, class of 1903, St. Louis Baptist Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., to Samuel G. Barton. Mr. and Mrs. Barton will live in Memphis. On August 4, Olive Horn Peabody, class of 1907, New England Hos- pital for Women and Children, Boston, Mass., to James Richardson. Miss Peabody had been assistant superintendent of nurses at the New England Hospital. On October 12, at Roxbury, Mass., Katherine Mary McMullen, class of 1913, Boston City Hospital, to Charles Curtlss Printiss. On October 3, at Hartford, Conn., Nora A. McNamara, class of 1914, St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, to Michael J. Shanahan. Mr. and Mrs. Shanahan will live in Norwich. On October 22, at Mystic, Conn., Mary A. Greenhalgh, class of 1917, St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, to Michael R. Mullen. Mr. and Mrs. Mullen will live in Springfield, Mass. On October 17, at Monona, Iowa, Elizabeth Esther Davis, class of 1907, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, to Horace Hamilton Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Smith will live in Monona. On July 2, at Marshfield, Ore., Helen Fleming, to Harold Taber Lewis. Mr. Lewis is now with the forces in France, and Mrs. Lewis will live in Eugene, Ore., until his return. On October 20, at Philadelphia, Pa., Nellie D. MacD. Smith, class of 1908, Protestant Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, to Abram L. Pennock. Mr. and Mrs. Pennock will live in Germantown, Pa. On October 25, at Philadelphia, Pa., Nellie May Stahl, class of 1912, Protestant Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, to Frank A. Schmidt. Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt will live in Wilmington, Del. On August 21, at Manhattan, Kan., Clementine Belle Wallin, class of 1915, Bethany Hospital, Kansas City, Kan., to Archibald A. McLaurin, M.D. Dr. and Mrs. McLaurin will live in Rapid City, S. D. On October 31, Grace MacKenzie, class of 1909, St. John's Riverside Hos- pital, Yonkers, N. Y., to Joseph Clark Godfrey. Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey will live in Yonkers. On October 11, Lydia A. Malmsten, class of 1908, Lord Lister Hospital, Omaha, Neb., to Laurence E. Woolf. Mr. and Mrs. Woolf will live in Van- couver, Wash. On October 15, Marie Ohge, St. Joseph's Hospital, Sioux City, Iowa, to William Jepson, M.D. Dr. and Mrs. Jepson will live in Sioux City. DEATHS On October 29, at East Orange, N. J., Mrs. Emily Ogle, class of 1887, Orange Memorial Hospital. In October, at Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Ruth McCabe, class of 1912, Mercy Hospital, Denver, Colo. On September 25, at Trenton, N. J., Ella M. Doran, class of 1915, Mc- Kinley Memorial Hospital, Trenton. Miss Doran's death was due to tuber- culosis. Nursing News and Announcements 277 On September 29, Sadie Brown, class of 1908, Grace Hospital, Detroit, Mich. Miss Brown had been a supervisor at Grace Hospital for about three years, and her associates feel her loss keenly. On October 29, at East Orange, N. J., Mrs. Richard P. Van Brockle, after prolonged suffering borne with great fortitude and cheerfulness. Mrs. Van Brockle was Anna M. Disbrow, class of 1897, Orange Memorial Hospital.